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Can Alcohol Affect the Prevalence of Seasonal Depression?

Can Alcohol Affect the Prevalence of Seasonal Depression?

In autumn and winter, the days get shorter, and skies are often cloudy, depriving us of natural sunlight and unleashing all sorts of mood disturbances in many people. This is often known as seasonal depression, winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD)....

New Year’s Resolutions: A Guide for Recovering Addicts

New Year’s Resolutions: A Guide for Recovering Addicts

New Year is one of the most common times for people to make promises to themselves about how they’ll improve their lives in the next year. The problem is New Year’s resolutions are harder to keep than they seem. This goes double for recovering addicts, who must manage...

Pros & Cons of Ambien For Insomnia During Alcohol Withdrawal

Pros & Cons of Ambien For Insomnia During Alcohol Withdrawal

Insomnia is a common symptom of alcohol withdrawal, especially in the early stages of recovery. In fact, sleep disturbances can persist for months despite continued abstinence. Some studies have shown that sleep disturbances can increase the chance of relapsing....

13 Principles Of Effective Addiction Treatment Programs

13 Principles Of Effective Addiction Treatment Programs

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious health condition that can destroy lives. In some cases, it can even lead to death. The good news is that recovery from addiction is possible for those who seek help. Professional treatment programs are designed to provide the...

First Signs You May Be Taking Too Much Suboxone

First Signs You May Be Taking Too Much Suboxone

Suboxone is a brand name for buprenorphine, which is an opioid medication. It has been used to treat both pain and addiction to other opioids. Like any other drug, it can be abused or used to get high. Like other medications, suboxone has short-term and long-term side...

A Guide To Suboxone Fatigue

A Guide To Suboxone Fatigue

Suboxone is the brand name for an FDA-approved combination medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It works by binding to the same brain receptors as opioids to prevent or reduce cravings for drugs such as heroin, morphine, oxycodone, and fentanyl. This is...

12 Signs Of Huffing (Inhalant Abuse)

12 Signs Of Huffing (Inhalant Abuse)

Inhalants are chemicals found in domestic or workplace products. These chemicals release chemical vapors, which can be inhaled to experience mind-altering effects or to “get high.” It’s possible to abuse these inhalants like any other addictive drug, a practice known...

Beware: Long-Term Side Effects Of Suboxone

Beware: Long-Term Side Effects Of Suboxone

Suboxone is the brand name for an FDA-approved combination medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is prescribed to combat opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid withdrawal syndrome. It works by binding to the same brain receptors as opioids to...

What Are Synthetic Opioids?

What Are Synthetic Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs used as analgesics. They relieve pain for chronic backaches, cancer treatments, and more. They function by attaching themselves to your brain's opioid receptors and acting throughout your nervous system, effectively blocking pain signals....

Is Marijuana Stronger Now Than Ever Before?

Is Marijuana Stronger Now Than Ever Before?

For years there's been some fuss in the media about how marijuana, or "weed," produced today is way more potent than strains used in past decades. Is this true? If true, what could be the reasons for the increased potency? What are the health consequences of consuming...