Internet Addiction Disorder and Treatment

Internet Addiction Disorder and Treatment Options

In this day and age of brand new technologies and increased connectivity, time spent online is not only encouraged, but at times is a necessity. It seems as though the whole world is run on a computer screen. But recently there has been a staggering increase in the amount of people whose time spent online has become problematic. This addiction …

Major Depression and Persistent Depressive Disorder

Types of Depression

Life comes with a myriad of moods, emotions, and feelings. Many of which are very gratifying, amazing and overall just feel good. But the fact of life is that these also come with, at times, feelings that aren’t that pleasant. Insecurity, loneliness or just general sadness. We all experience these feelings and for most of us they pass relatively quickly. …

Common Diagnoses That Recovering Addicts Face

Common Diagnoses Recovering Addicts

Addiction can come with a myriad of problems, difficulties and troubles. Some of them predate the addiction and some are caused by the type of life the addict lives. When this arises in the addict is it important to take care of the addiction first before tackling other problems. Many addicts that have really been through the thick of it …

Neurobics | Keeping Your Mind Sharp

What is Neurobics? “Neurobics is the science of brain exercise. The primary goal is to help you keep your memory, along with the ability to learn new information.” Our brains are tailored towards efficiency. When approaching new problems or activities our brains analyze the easiest way handle them and revert to these methods the more we engage in those activities …

Marijuana Legalized Across the Country

Marijuana Legalized in More States: How that Affects your Children Of the fifty stars sewn in white on the American flag, twenty-eight could now be considered painted green. According to data published on the Governing website, twenty states have legalized medical marijuana, three have legalized recreational marijuana, and five have legalized both forms. (Some states that lack broader legalization may …

Aftercare Exit Plan

What is Learned in Treatment? Once a detox is complete, rehabilitation treatment addresses the psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of addiction. Treatment can take on a number of forms to cater to the individual’s needs, such as the level of treatment needed and financial factors. Patients may seek out residential programs, outpatient rehabilitation programs, group therapy, and/or individual therapy. Many …

Why Rehab Won't Cut it

Do I really need Outpatient care after rehab? A valuable next step after inpatient rehab is outpatient rehab. Outpatient rehab helps one transition from rehab-life to the real world. This gives the patient the opportunity to develop skills to stay sober in their approach to begin a new life. Choosing to attend an outpatient rehab after a long or even …

10 Tips to Get Better Sleep

You snooze you lose, right? Nothing could be more wrong. We all know sleep is good for us, and that we should probably do more of it. But we don’t always act like it. And we aren’t all able to say exactly why sleep is so important. As it turns out, sleep is crucial to brain function, emotional health, and …

A Family Addiction- How Alcoholism Impacts Loved Ones

addiction and impact on the family

Addiction Affects the Family Not just the Addict It is no question that addiction can cause major damage to the individual that it inflicts. This is often a long process that gradually changes from an somewhat innocent experimentation and fun with friends on the weekends, to something more consuming. Chronic abuse of these drugs will deteriorate the addict’s mental health, physical …

Balanced Parenting | 7 Easy Ways To Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Balanced Parenting | 7 Easy Ways To Raise Well-Adjusted Kids Balance is a topic central to most discussions of personal health and wellness. Balancing home responsibilities, work duties and still taking time for self-care are all important pieces of the puzzle. With kids at home though, balance takes on a whole new role. We are our kid’s most influential teachers, …