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How to Deal With Stress in Addiction Recovery

There are certain things you can count on as you go through life sober, and one of them is that you will feel stressed from time to time. Sooner or later things happen in life that challenge your feeling of serenity and leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. The question isn’t if you will experience …

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Panic Attacks Linked to Fear of Bright Daylight

A small study from the University of Siena in Italy suggests that photophobia—fear of bright light—is associated with panic disorder (PD). Certain features of panic disorder led the researchers to suspect that a fear of light might be connected to panic disorder. Exposure to fluorescent lights has been known to trigger panic attacks, and it …

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Brain Studies Reveal What Puts Teens at Risk for Alcohol Problems

Teenagers in the U.S. are more likely to use alcohol than any other substance. Unfortunately, alcohol use in adolescence comes with greater risks than adult alcohol use, and significant numbers of teens will develop serious drinking-related problems. In a series of studies presented in late 2014 to the Society for Neuroscience, researchers from Georgetown University …

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Nearly Half of Marijuana Users Transition to Other Drugs, Study Finds

New findings from a group of Spanish and American researchers indicate that nearly one-half of all people who use marijuana/cannabis will eventually transition into additional forms of drug use. Marijuana/cannabis use is increasingly acceptable in American society, and this acceptance may lead to a significant underestimation of the short- and long-term harms associated with the …

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Postpartum Depression Can Begin During Pregnancy

Symptoms of postpartum depression come in three distinct subtypes and may actually first appear while a woman is still pregnant, a team of American researchers report in a new study. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a form of moderate-to-severe depression normally thought to occur in the days, weeks or months after a woman gives birth. In …

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5 Ways to Curb Shopping Addiction Now

Shopping addiction may not involve a chemical substance, but it can still wreak havoc in your life if you don’t get it under control. There are varying terms used to describe this condition, including shopping addiction, compulsive shopping and compulsive buying disorders. Experts may also disagree over how to classify it, but most agree it …

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