Years of research have shown that substance use disorders are brain disorders that can be treated effectively. Treatment must take into account the type of drug used and the needs of the individual. Successful treatment may need to incorporate several components, including detoxification, counseling, and medications, when available. Multiple courses of treatment may be needed… Continue reading How Can Prescription Drug Addiction Be Treated?
It’s common knowledge that exercise is good for you, but finding the time and motivation to workout can be a challenge. For those suffering with addiction, it’s especially difficult, as physical activity often takes a backseat to getting high. But what if regular exercise could give you a natural high similar to the chemical one… Continue reading How Exercise Can Help You Beat Addiction
Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits. Here’s what we know — and don’t know: Kava. Kava appeared to be a promising treatment for anxiety, but reports of serious liver damage — even with short-term use — caused the Food and… Continue reading Herbal Treatment for Anxiety: Is it Effective?
The benefits of regular exercise can’t be overstated. Exercise can decrease your risk for cancer and heart disease, strengthen your immune system, and protect you against infections. Exercise is especially important if you have major depressive disorder (MDD). MDD, or clinical depression, is a common illness. Roughly 16 million adults in the U.S. have a… Continue reading The Benefits of Exercise for MDD
Major depressive disorder (MDD) can have a huge impact on your life. You may lose interest in your favorite activities, have difficulty sleeping, or experience a change in appetite. Persistent sadness, irritability, and frustration can also change your relationships with family and friends or interfere with your ability to concentrate at work or school. MDD,… Continue reading A Nutritional Guide to Managing Your MDD