Understanding Panic Attacks

Thousands of patients each year rush to the emergency room thinking they’re having a heart attack, only to learn that their heart is perfectly fine. Rather, the symptoms they’re experiencing–chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating , and shaking–are all...

4 Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy was utilized hundreds of years ago as a form of spiritual and mental healing by native tribes to counter addiction. Since then, group therapy has been used to help treat diverse issues like grief, trauma, and mental illness. Group therapy is utilized...

Factors That Lead to Depression

Based on information from the World Health Organization, nearly 350 million people around suffer from a form of clinical depression, which makes it the number one cause of disability. In the United States, an estimated 7% of the population suffers from depression....
Caring for Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Caring for Someone with Bipolar Disorder

If you have ever lived with a person who has a form of bipolar disorder, then you know that there are acute challenges that they face in their everyday lives. There are also many times when their problems can seep into your own life. You’re not alone in this...

The Link between OCD and Addiction

Obsessive compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is a common mental disorder that is unfortunately widely misunderstood. Here are some basic facts about OCD, along with important information on the strong link between OCD and addiction. What is OCD? People with OCD...
Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

We often think of addiction in singular terms, with someone being purely an “alcoholic,” “cocaine addict,” or “heroin addict,” but the truth is that addiction often is not so cut-and-dry. In fact, addiction can and often does center around more than one substance. The...