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Fostering a Self-Care Culture at Your Workplace

Fostering a Self-Care Culture at Your Workplace

Whether you are a working professional or an employer with many people under you, having a workplace that values self-care is incredibly beneficial to your emotional and mental health. Workplace self-care awareness is part of good company culture, and neglecting it can be costly in the long run. Today, with more and more working professionals … Read more

How Does Detoxification Treatment Help Cleanse Your Liver?

How Does Detoxification Treatment Help Cleanse Your Liver?

Did you know that drugs and alcohol can damage your liver? In fact, even many over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements may cause liver injury. Because the liver plays a critical role in regulating blood sugar and filtering toxins from the blood, it is one of the most important human organs to protect and is one … Read more

Dual Diagnosis and Alcoholism Treatment

Dual Diagnosis and Alcoholism Treatment

You may have heard the terms “dual diagnosis” or “comorbidity” when it comes to talking about alcohol use disorder. These are phrases commonly used to describe co-occurring mental health conditions for people who also have an alcohol addiction. The link between alcohol dependence and mental health is complex because both conditions can cause, play off … Read more

Can Addiction Happen Among Healthcare Workers?

Can Addiction Happen Among Healthcare Workers?

Did you know that doctors and nurses account for some of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce? Healthcare workers may develop substance addiction when they use drugs or alcohol to cope with work-related stress. There are a few key reasons for this phenomenon: high levels of stress and high accessibility to drugs. The … Read more

How Do You Overcome Stigma and Seek Treatment?

How Do You Overcome Stigma and Seek Treatment?

Do you have a loved one who is suffering from substance addiction but hesitates to seek treatment because of stigma? Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who struggle with addiction are common. Such is also the case for people struggling with mental health conditions. Stigmatization is harmful in many ways, not least of which … Read more

The Harmful Effects of Alcohol Addiction

The Harmful Effects of Alcohol Addiction

Most people know that drinking too much may harm their health, though most don’t know that alcohol addiction may have negative effects on their physical, mental and emotional health. It may also disrupt family relationships and cause lasting emotional pain. Alcohol use has become so normalized in social settings that many individuals and families experience … Read more

How Long Does It Take Your Brain to Recover From Addiction?

How Long Does It Take Your Brain to Recover From Addiction?

Many people who have started using addictive substances are not aware that the harmful chemicals found in drugs and alcohol may change brain chemistry. A person’s brain goes through substantial changes, especially before age 25. The brain’s neurotransmitters are capable of adapting while seeking balance in its production of dopamine, and interrupting this process with … Read more