Your child. Your sibling. Your souse. Your neighbor. Your coworker. Yourself. Odds are high you know someone struggling with a potentially deadly heroin addiction. Once a problem confined to big-city skid rows, heroin addiction is now prevalent in small towns and upscale communities, including San Diego It affects close-knit families, the well-educated and the well-to-do, tearing apart the lives of those afflicted and their family. However, addicts who receive expert treatment have a surprisingly high heroin recovery rate, and [...]
Drug addiction is painful enough without people questioning the nature of the struggle that you, or your loved one, face. How many times have you heard “Why don’t you just quit?” Many drug addicts would – “just quit,” that is – if it were truly so easy. After all, drug addiction is an intensely painful circumstance that drives wedges between loved ones and drastically impacts the health of the sufferer.
It can be hard to face up to alcohol or drug addiction – but the difficulty of confronting the problem is well worth the happier, healthier life waiting at the other end. Alcoholism is one of the most common forms of addiction. Essentially, it’s defined as the inability to manage drinking habits in a healthy manner. Alcohol addiction ranges greatly in severity, but if you or one of your loved ones experience any of these 10 signs of alcoholism, [...]
If you suffer from drug addiction or have made the choice to undergo therapy, congratulations! This will be a long and challenging journey, but the end results of a healthier, happier life are worth it.
Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be one of the most challenging things you ever encounter. However, it is only destabilizing if you do not seek treatment for it. It is understandable that it can be a bit embarrassing to seek treatment during this important stage of recovery, but here are some good reasons why seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder can be a positive thing and aid you in rapid heroin detox.
Social anxiety is more than having butterflies in your stomach before giving a presentation at work or sweaty palms before a date. It’s debilitating. It can profoundly interfere with your social life, career and happiness. Fortunately, though, it’s a condition that can be treated effectively. The Emergence of Social Anxiety It’s not entirely clear what causes social anxiety disorder, but it may be genetics, a hyperactive amygdala or both. The amygdala is the region of the brain that triggers fear. Additionally, parents [...]
It can be hard to know how to help someone with bipolar disorder. An illness like this can be very destabilizing and disrupt your normal life and routine. Here are some tips on how to help your loved one during this difficult time. Show your support by learning about bipolar disorder It helps to have a better perspective when you know exactly what bipolar disorder is. Educate yourself on the symptoms, and what to expect. Being armed with information helps you [...]
After experiencing any traumatic incident, it’s natural to replay the experience in your mind. For example, every single person who attended the October 1, 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas will, unquestionably, carry psychological scars for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, when humans experience or witness a tragedy, it’s normal for vivid memories to be seared into our brains. It’s also normal for disturbing memories to fade over time and become less frightening. Even after unthinkable [...]
In the United States, more people are turning to medical marijuana to deal with pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than ever before.
Managing mental health issues can be overwhelming, whether you are suffering from a mental illness yourself or you are supporting a loved one.