The Effect of Alcohol on the Brain

Alcohol can affect the brain even after one drink. How much the brain changes depends on how long a person has been drinking and how much is consumed. For example, a person who drinks one or two times per month won’t experience as many side effects or damage to the brain as someone who drinks Read More

10 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that around 1.6 percent of Americans have a borderline personality disorder (BPD). At the same time, other estimates put the number much higher at nearly 6 percent. Women comprise roughly three-quarters of cases of BPD. However, many experts suspect that men are frequently misdiagnosed as having depression when Read More

Buspar Treatment for Anxiety: Is Buspar Addictive?

Many drug rehabs and addiction treatment facilities will not allow their patients to be prescribed benzodiazepines for anxiety symptoms. So, there are many effective non-benzodiazepine options for addicts and alcoholics in drug rehab.  One drug that is most often used by addiction treatment centers to treat anxiety is BuSpar. This particular drug, also known as Read More

On the Brain: Depression, Drug Addiction & Suicide

July had to pack up and go this week, sort of in a shame spiral as usual about the mammoth rise in sunblock sales. But it left behind some fantastic work focusing on the brain’s role in depression, drug addiction and suicide. Definitely didn’t go unnoticed at Northbound. The brain’s role in depression, drug addiction Read More

Carrie Fisher Changed How We Talk About Mental Illness

Fisher broke the rules and left nothing to hide For many people suffering from mental illnesses, Carrie Fisher was more than a famous actress. Fisher, who passed last month at 60 from a heart attack, served as a voice for those struggling with mental health issues. She was remarkably outspoken about her battles with addiction Read More