Mental Health

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

If you're taking an antidepressant, it's important to understand the risks of combining alcohol with this medication. Alcohol is a depressant, so mixing it with antidepressants can make you feel worse. You may have more side effects from your antidepressants when...

The Connection Between Trauma & Addiction

The Connection Between Trauma & Addiction

Trauma can come from a single event or ongoing issues, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, or neglect. Trauma experienced in childhood can have lifelong effects on your health and mental well-being. While the impact of trauma might not seem related to addiction...

Can Drugs Cause Permanent Brain Damage?

Can Drugs Cause Permanent Brain Damage?

Drugs and alcohol can have short- and long-term effects on the brain. People with substance use disorders often experience brain injuries resulting from damaged brain cells. These types of injuries can happen due to the toxic effects of drugs and alcohol or as a...

Can Drinking Alcohol Cause Memory Loss?

Can Drinking Alcohol Cause Memory Loss?

Over time, drinking alcohol can cause memory loss that’s difficult to repair. Chronic alcohol consumption affects the brain in countless ways, including impairing memory. While some people forget details about a night of binge drinking after a blackout, drinking...

How to Cope With Loneliness Without Alcohol

How to Cope With Loneliness Without Alcohol

At one point or another, we all have felt lonely. That transient state can make us feel distressed or discontent with our current situation. It often happens when we’re craving human connections or social interactions. Many experienced it during lockdowns in the...

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a substance use disorder is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior. These changes in the brain’s structure and chemical composition lead to a person’s inability to control their use of...

Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a common mental health disorder affecting approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States. Numerous studies have reported a connection between alcohol and drug abuse and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood and...

Types of Meditation

Types of Meditation

Having excellent control of your mind and body can help you overcome any craving that can lead to long-lasting addictions. Many therapists also recommend taking meditation as a way of dealing with addictions. But, most people don’t realize there are different types of...

Should You Baker Act a Drug Addict?

Should You Baker Act a Drug Addict?

If you know someone addicted to drugs, you know first-hand just how frustrating and frightening it can be when it’s clear that their life is in jeopardy but feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. You’ve likely tried talking to them, giving them ultimatums,...

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