The Importance of Community in Recovery
Community. This one word evokes feelings of belonging, acceptance and approval. Addiction and community are polar opposites. Addiction can leave you feeling hopeless and isolated. Community reminds you that you have a place in this world and that you can connect to others who care about you. Finding a community and a strong support system […]Read More
How to Help Someone Dealing With Addiction
Knowing someone who has an addiction is not uncommon, but knowing the best way to help a loved one with an addiction can be confusing and even scary. When someone has an addiction, it can affect every aspect of their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. You will inevitably be concerned […]Read More
What Is JOMO?
For most of us, the rise of social media has led to an over-reliance on technology platforms for connection. Whether you’re browsing through Instagram or Facebook or sending a video on Snapchat, it can seem as though social media consumes every moment of your free time. We spend most of our downtime “connecting,” yet many […]Read More
What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a mood disorder related to changes in seasons. Most individuals with SAD experience depressive symptoms that start in the fall and continue into the winter months. In some cases, seasonal affective disorder can also cause depression in spring or early summer. Treatment options for individuals with SAD can include light […]Read More
What Is Psychological Dependence?
Psychological dependence refers to the conditioned responses — triggered by events or feelings — that compel an individual to use a substance, such as drugs or alcohol. Triggers can be anything a person associates with using a drug of choice and can cause strong emotions that influence their addictive behavior. Symptoms of psychological dependence are: […]Read More