The month of November has been designated as a time to raise awareness about lung cancer, including ways to prevent it and methods for treating it. Lung Cancer Awareness Month includes a number of activities designed to inform those who may be at risk, including people who are addicted to smoking. Addictions to other drugs …Read the full post.
SSRIs are commonly used to treat depression and anxiety. SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. Although an SSRI can be very helpful in its intended purpose, attempting to stop its use on your own can cause devastating results. Often, people who try to stop using SSRIs experience withdrawal symptoms that can mimic the very …Read the full post.
When you suffer from chronic pain, everyday life can be challenging. Medications can help, but can also have dangerous, and sometimes devastating, consequences. Learning how to manage chronic pain appropriately is important for your health and well-being. A look at chronic pain management during the opioid crisis will help you understand how these drugs can …Read the full post.
Drugs that are legally produced and properly regulated can often be misused or abused. When a drug is produced illegally and not monitored for safety, it can cause serious issues, including severe mental and physical health issues as well as death from overdose. Designer drugs are synthetic drugs that are not legal and are extremely …Read the full post.
A growing number of states are legalizing the use of marijuana, either for personal or medical use. As of January 2020, recreational and medical marijuana is now legal in 11 states and medical marijuana is legal in 33 states. The potency of the drug has also increased significantly over the past several years. Marijuana can …Read the full post.
Many prescription medications come with warnings of side effects. Although they are designed to help you with a physical or mental issue, your prescriptions can sometimes cause other issues that can affect your ability to function on a daily basis. One of those prescription medications that can have side effects is one that could produce …Read the full post.
A physician may have prescribed an antidepressant for you helps with your symptoms of major depression. Your physician may continue to prescribe it as long as you do well on the antidepressant and are not experiencing too many side effects. Long-term use of that antidepressant, though, may lead to an addiction and other issues. Going …Read the full post.
Everyone is making adjustments to life’s activities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Going to work, grocery shopping, and even just talking to friends have all changed significantly in the past few months. Seeking healthcare has also changed for most people. Seeing your doctor for a regular checkup may be postponed or may have shifted to …Read the full post.
The challenges of mental health and addiction can be connected for some people. For example, someone with a mental illness may turn to drugs or alcohol to alleviate their symptoms. Likewise, someone who is struggling with an addiction might develop symptoms of a mental illness because of the overuse of certain substances. The link between …Read the full post.
You may be feeling isolated and stressed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but support is available for you as you continue to work through your recovery. Orders to stay at home and maintain social distances from others may leave you feeling alone and anxious. However, connecting in the time of coronavirus is possible and there are …Read the full post.