CHAT WITH US
GET HELP NOW

Guidance



Do Alcohol Cravings Increase Over Time in Abstinent Drinkers?

New research from a team of Chinese scientists indicates that alcohol craving levels in alcohol-dependent drinkers who establish abstinence rise significantly over a period of a couple of months. People who feel strong urges or cravings for alcohol between drinking sessions are commonly at risk for developing a diagnosable case of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism …

Do Alcohol Cravings Increase Over Time in Abstinent Drinkers? Read More »

‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Police Tactics Increase Anxiety, PTSD Symptoms

People exposed to traumatic situations or events can develop unusually high levels of anxiety; in turn, an ongoing anxiety reaction can contribute to the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other stress- or anxiety-related illnesses. In a study published in late 2014 in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers from two U.S. universities …

‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Police Tactics Increase Anxiety, PTSD Symptoms Read More »

Celebrate Recovery During National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. During this month, the success stories of people who are in recovery from addiction or mental health issues are celebrated, along with treatment centers and those who work in the field of recovery. The U.S. Department of Health and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) have been sponsoring …

Celebrate Recovery During National Recovery Month Read More »

Addicted to Information

Today’s modern technology addictions include being hooked on Internet surfing, obsessing over social media and being unable to put down the smartphone. At the heart of each of these is one addictive thing: information. If you struggle with spending too much time online, texting, updating your status or other modern tech diversions, you are probably …

Addicted to Information Read More »

Why Sleep Is Important to Recovery

Making the commitment to do something proactive to overcome drug and alcohol addiction is an excellent first step, one that’s crucial to learning how to live a healthy and happy life without the crutch of addictive substances. But the road to recovery is often fraught with unexpected turns, not the least of which is attempting …

Why Sleep Is Important to Recovery Read More »

Digital Addiction: This Is Your Brain Online

“Digital” addictions—to things like the Internet, video games, social media and smartphones or other technology—are increasingly common but widely misunderstood. Despite not yet being recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), experts are increasingly warning of the risks of various types of technology addiction. The claim that things like the …

Digital Addiction: This Is Your Brain Online Read More »

Scroll to Top