Healthy Microbiome

Do you ever get a gut feeling about something? Do you ever feel as though your gut is trying to tell you something? While our stomachs cannot actually speak to us, it can actually communicate with us in its own little way. The way that we live our lives greatly impacts the microbiomes inside our […]

Eating Disorder Treatment

This morning while I saw an advertisement for something called, “Manly,” a photo editing app for men. This app claims to help users easily Photoshop their bodies to appear more, “manly.” According to the app, this means adding shredded six pack abs, enormous pectoral muscles, and huge biceps. There is also options to add tattoos […]

Recovery Companion

When it comes to addiction, there are many factors that come into play in terms of recovery. It takes physical and mental strength, time, support, and so much more. Support is the one factor that many patients forget about. Support can be the difference between recovery and a relapse.               Having someone to support you […]

Substance Abuse and Gender

Why is alcoholism seen as a man’s disease? The media portrays heavy alcohol abusers as being the father of the family, or the son. Drinking whiskey all day, passed out on the couch, bottle in hand. But what about women? What about the mothers and sisters? Women can fall victim to alcoholism just as easily […]

Intervention Quiz

Humans avoid confrontation. It makes them uncomfortable. It makes people feel vulnerable, ashamed, and even angry. Someone took your parking spot at work, or your roommate left dishes in the sink, and there’s nothing more you want to do than just go and yell at them. Sometimes it is best to pick your battles, and […]

Art therapy

Opening up the mind and being creative can foster healthy habits in those that are seeking ways to recover from any type of traumatic event, stress, addiction, or mental health disorders. Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed, I find solace in clearing my mind, sitting down, and just being crafty.               I’ve never been good at […]

Cannabis-assisted Detox

Using one drug to kick an addiction to another seems almost counter-productive. Even though one, less dangerous drug is replacing a much more harmful one, many people are under the impression that doing so would basically be replacing one addiction with another. It is true that cannabis can be used as a form of treatment […]

Sex Addiction

The line between normal sexual behavior and sex addiction is very fine, and many people dance this line quite often without even knowing they are doing so. Sex becomes an addition when the behavior takes precedent over all other aspects of an addict’s life. A sex addict will choose sex over their jobs, their family, […]