With Christmas knocking at the door, it is time to soak in the festival fervor and make the most of the holiday season concluding with the arrival of New Year. Amid the festivities of a fun-filled week, people with mental health problems tend to skip self-care in the list of priorities. Chances are high that […]
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway will spearhead the Trump administration’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Nov. 29, 2017. Speaking at a press conference, Sessions lavished praise on Conway and deemed her perfect for the job. “She is exceedingly talented, she understands messaging. We’ve got to change the perception […]
More and more Americans belonging to the working class are falling prey to harmful drugs. A new study suggests that use of illicit substances among the U.S. workforce has reached its highest level in 12 years. According to a research done by Quest Diagnostics, more than one in 25 American workers tested positive for illegal […]
Researchers in South Carolina have identified a potential link between brain potassium, alcohol addiction and a cure to alcohol relapse. Potassium K+ Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers pinpoint potassium K+ genes that are impacted by alcohol in trials involving mice. The research authors note that when mice – having been conditioned to consume […]
Yoga, a form of mind and body exercise with roots in Indian philosophy, has been used for centuries for physical, mental and spiritual means. It’s also increasingly being used in addiction recovery. Why yoga and treatment? Firstly, yoga’s simply good exercise, which is a strong tool in recovery by itself. The American Osteopathic Association lists […]
Rehab is difficult – there’s no other way to describe it. Rehab might involve everything from art classes to yoga, but make no mistake: Patients in rehab have their work cut out for them. First, there’s the struggle of detoxing. Many addictive substances make users feel seriously ill as they leave the system. Secondly, therapy, […]
A pounding headache, a racing heartbeat, uncontrollable sweats, body aches and vomiting are some of the common symptoms people endure after a long night of drinking. Hangovers are the worst. They’re a painful sign that a person consumed more alcohol than his or her body could handle and, as a result, the next half day […]
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