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Effects of Drug Addiction on the Brain

Drug addiction can have a severe and lasting impact on one’s entire body, but perhaps most intensely affected is the brain. In fact, drugs can cause intense changes to the brain within mere minutes of entering the body. Lasting Effects on the Brain The entire brain is negatively impacted by drug addiction. The brain has… Read more »

General Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Social Anxiety

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Anxiety can wreak havoc on a person’s life. One moment you're able to get in the car to drive to work or to the grocery store, but the next you may be left weak and… Read more »

Diagnosing, Understanding And Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

What A Co-Occurring Disorder Is Individuals who struggle with substance abuse sometimes struggle with mental health disorders as well. Called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis, they can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders are often entwined due to the ability of some drugs to mask or relieve some symptoms… Read more »

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder causes unpredictable mood swings, extraordinary fluctuations in energy and activity and an inability to perform routine daily tasks. Bipolar disorder is a serious disorder requiring prompt, professional intervention. With symptoms ranging from mild to severe, children and adults with proper treatment for bipolar disorder can lead full and productive lives. Bipolar disorder is… Read more »

Signs of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses rarely appear suddenly. Very often, friends and family recognize the changes before one of these illnesses appear. People who suffer from mental disorders often feel alone and hopeless, but there are nearly 54 million Americans suffering from some form of mental illness. Most families are not prepared to learn that a loved one… Read more »

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