Does Alcohol Cause Anxiety and Depression?

Alcohol is often viewed as a social lubricant, or, a substance that eases social interactions and temporarily lifts spirits. However, many people find themselves asking the pressing question: Does alcohol cause anxiety and depression? As it turns out, the relationship between alcohol and mental heal...
How to Know If You Are Bipolar

How to Know If You Are Bipolar

Staying in optimal mental health is a challenge sometimes, particularly these days. However, feeling like your emotions might be a little out of the norm could be a good sign that you need to speak to someone about what it is that you’re feeling. Feeling drastic or otherwise significant fluctuatio...
Tips on How to Talk to a Family Member About Getting Help

How Many People Relapse After Rehab

The relapse rate for people after receiving treatment is around 85%. This is an alarming statistic to think about when it comes to relapsing. When people relapse, it’s not because they weren’t committed to recovery before, but because something happened and they didn’t have the ski...

Why Is Fentanyl So Lethal?

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alarming statistic: the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have topped 100,000 a year. Most people consider cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin among the most dangerous street drugs. However, in recent years, fentanyl — i...

Understanding Drug Overdoses

According to the American Medical Association’s Issue Brief from May 2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic, all US states have reported a rise in overdose deaths. The evidence continues to point to culprits such as methamphetamine, illicit fentanyl, cocaine, fentanyl analogs, or a combination of ...