Signs of Physical Addiction to Marijuana

Addiction to marijuana can come in many forms: mental, psychological, spiritual and physical. Dependence on marijuana occurs physically when a person’s body is used to the presence of the drug. Learn more about how physical addiction looks when an individual is dependent. Physical Dependence on Marijuana Dependence on marijuana is common when a person chronically Read More…

Casual Marijuana Use and the Brain

Young people who are casual smokers of marijuana experience potentially harmful changes to the brain, with drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion. Learn more about how casual marijuana use affects the brain. Young People and Marijuana A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience looked at research projects focused on Read More…

Why Zoloft and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Some food and drinks such as alcoholic beverages may interact poorly with medication and make them less effective. This can create a dangerous side effect. While also true for Zoloft, the fact is Zoloft’s overall effect may be compromised by mixing in alcohol. Learn more about why Zoloft and alcohol don’t mix. Interactions While food Read More…

Seeking Help for Heroin Addiction

Heroin is highly addictive and hard to kick. Several ways a loved one can get help exist but it is hard to know where to start. Learn more about what withdrawal from heroin is like, symptoms and what medications can support recovery. Ways to Help Some of the ways a person can receive help for Read More…

Doing Good Also Feels Good: Here’s How

What does the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’ mean? It means different things to different people. For some individuals it might mean paying for coffee for the person in line behind them. For others it might mean volunteering their time at a hospital. Whatever an individual chooses to do, there are proven health benefits to Read More…

Identifying Depression

Tips for Identifying Depression

Commonly hidden mood disorders can show up in unexpected ways which is why it helps to have some tips to identify depression. Some ways it manifests are not always obvious so it helps to have a way of identifying the issue. Depression Checklist A study from Manitoba compared screening tools and found having a reliable Read More…

Treatment Options for the Deaf

According to studies, individuals with a disability are at a higher risk of abusing drugs and alcohol. This is also true for individual who are deaf or hard of hearing. Why is that? Part of this phenomenon can be attributed to the stress of living with such a disability, and also that they might not Read More…