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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may face many new challenges in your recovery. Orders to stay at home or to maintain social distances from others can add to everyone’s stress levels. When you are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, it becomes even more of a struggle. April is actually Stress Awareness Month and …Read the full post.
A small town nestled among the redwoods, Mill Valley, CA, is a cultural hub and the center of natural beauty in Marin County. When you seek addiction treatment here, you can be assured that you will receive the quality counseling and rehab services you need for your alcohol abuse or your dependency on drugs such …Read the full post.
Are you concerned about whether a loved one, a friend, or a co-worker may have an issue with alcohol? Do you think that you may have a problem yourself? When you have suspicions or doubts, it is critical that you know how to recognize the signs of alcohol abuse. Signs manifest themselves in physical symptoms …Read the full post.
More Americans are suffering from anxiety today than ever before. In fact, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the US or 18.1% of the population, as anxiety is the most common form of mental illness. About half of the individuals diagnosed with anxiety are also diagnosed with depression. Since treatment for anxiety often includes …Read the full post.