Stay on Track with Your Recovery by Beating the New Year’s Blues

Law enforcement officers, crisis counselors and mental health professionals have long observed that January 1 brings about a spike in depression-related symptoms among those who are already struggling. Being proactive about managing your mental health

3 Ways to Optimize Winter Health During Addiction Recovery

Nobody looks forward to the arrival of cold and flu season, but the spread of winter germs can be particularly challenging for people in the early stages of recovery. Drug and alcohol misuse lowers the

The Correlation Between Stress and Addiction

We all deal with stress. Some of us might even enjoy the excitement a little stress can add to our lives. But when stress is combined with poor coping skills, it increases the likelihood of

How Depression and Its Stigma Affects Men

It’s said that depression affects women more than it does men, but men and women experience depression equally. It’s just that their willingness to discuss their feelings varies. Men are less likely to seek treatment

Mental Illness: Busting the Stigma

Of all the health conditions that afflict people around the world, mental illness is arguably least understood. And for good reason. Depression or addiction, and the like, cannot be seen by the naked eye. Sure, symptoms

RECOVERY CHALLENGE DURING HOLIDAYS

Are you new to addiction recovery? If you are, then you may find yourself dreading next week a little—or a lot. Next Tuesday is our Independence Day. And for many working a program of recovery, major holidays

Depression and Addiction Among Young Adult Males

Depression is form of mental illness that affects millions of Americans. It is estimated that more than 300 million people worldwide meet the criteria for the condition. Those affected by the disorder are