10 Things to Avoid When Trying to Commit Someone To Rehab

In most cases of addiction, the substance use problem affects more than just one person. Usually, the addicted individual and his or her loved ones are all impacted by the effects of substance abuse. Alcoholism and drug abuse often change the way a person behaves, feels, and thinks. As a result, family dynamics and relationships Read More

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Those who have dealt with anxiety disorders know it’s more than just worrying and nervousness. Anxiety is a mental illness capable of affecting every aspect of your life. It can keep you from going out with friends, applying for a better job, or pursuing a meaningful relationship. Research shows roughly 1 in 5 people suffer from Read More

How Keeping a Gratitude Journal Can Aid with Depression and Anxiety

Every November, as Americans across the nation sit down to a meal of roast turkey and all the trimmings, they ask themselves and each other what they are thankful for. But why do we limit this practice to Thanksgiving? There’s some compelling evidence — both scientific and anecdotal — that gratitude has remarkable benefits for our well-being. Read More

How a Healthy Gut Can Aid Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common and impactful mental disorders in the United States today. Nearly one in five Americans suffer from anxiety, amounting to almost 40 million people. And for each of those 40 million people, the symptoms of anxiety are going to differ. One of the most common symptoms of anxiety is Read More

Understanding the Deadly Link Between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Nearly 8 million Americans suffer from the combination of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Known as dual diagnosis or co-curring disorders, one of the most deadly involves eating disorders and substance abuse. And we’re only now realizing just how common it is for a person to experience both. When an eating disorder Read More