The COVID-19 pandemic has brought shock, confusion, disbelief and an array of opinions on what people were up against. At first, Americans saw other countries struggling to keep up with the increasing numbers of ill people and the medical systems not having the resources to help enough people at the same time. While the U.S. […]
Addiction: What is it Really?
When you hear the term addiction, what comes to mind? Many people narrow down addiction to a number of behavioral, physical and emotional signs. Knowing these signs can usually help pinpoint a potential problem and nip it in the bud before its full-blown. So, what exactly is addiction? Are there any risk factors that we […]
Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehabilitation
Drug addiction is actually a disease that affects the brain and other parts of the body. Recovering from drug addiction can be very difficult. This is predominantly determined by how long a person has been addicted and which drug they were addicted to. A person who has been addicted for many years may have a […]
Addiction Versus Dependence: Are They One And the Same?
How many times have you heard the term addiction and dependence used interchangeably? You’ve probably even thought that they are the same thing one time or another. One look at their definitions and it’s easy to see where the confusion comes from. However, the two terms, as closely related as they are, are different. Understanding […]
Normally, the first approach to treating depression is therapy sessions and medicine-based approaches. However, what happens when those methods don’t work? When that happens, doctors usually turn to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy. The first type was approved by the FDA in 2008. Just recently, in 2018, the same type of therapy under discussion was also […]
Imagine you’re driving down a road and you suddenly lose control of the wheel. You panic, afraid that you might hit someone, cause an accident or crush. It’s only normal to want to take control of the wheel again. It’s only normal to want to protect yourself and those around you. Addiction, regardless of its […]