Articles tagged with Mental Health

A Look at the Cumulative Effects of Anti-Depressant and Anti-Anxiety Medications on People With Addiction

Research has indicated several side effects that need to be recognized before taking anti-depressant medication for the long-term.

Dealing with Stress

Dealing with stress is common, but it's important to view life through a more realistic lens to reduce the amount of stress that we perceive is in our lives.

Drugs and Eating Disorders: What's the Connection?

Eating disorders are psychological conditions where the person develops an unhealthy relationship to food. Sometimes, an eating disorder is linked to drug use.

Easy Meditation Tips for Beginners

To the beginner, the thought of starting a meditation practices could be daunting, but here are some tips to help you get started.

How Alcohol Use Affects Mental Health

Alcohol is one of the most commonly misused substances and high rates of people with alcohol use disorders occur in people with diagnosed mental illnesses.

Increasing Use of ADHD Medication on College Campuses

A recent study has indicated that the practice of using Adderall and other stimulants in college students is increasing at an alarming rate.

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

There are many reasons why people with mental illness should not self medicate with alcohol.

The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Understanding how both disorders can help sufferers address the issues simultaneously and finally receive the kind of help needed for a full recovery.

The Long-Term Effects of Anti-Depressants on Addicts

For anyone facing the question of whether or not use of antidepressants is their best bet, there are several pieces of information to consider.

Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

Research has shown that drugs and alcohol can negatively affect the brain, often making it impossible to quit without professional and/or medical intervention.