While depression is commonly known as a clinically diagnosable illness, it wasn’t always perceived this way. In fact, the term “depression” wasn’t used to classify this condition until the mid-1800s. Rather than viewing depression as a set of symptoms that we should alleviate, perhaps it...

Many people desperately want to stop drinking, but are understandably concerned about the withdrawal symptoms they’ll experience when they quit. We take a look at how withdrawals work, the effects they can have on the recovery process and alternative solutions for withdrawing safely and comfortably...

It might start with heart palpitations. Then, it becomes the deafening sound of your thoughts or the blood booming between your ears. Suddenly, you find yourself having a hard time breathing. If you’ve ever experienced anxiety to the point that it’s overpowering your ability to...

Buprenorphine (more commonly known by its brand names, Suboxone, Subutex and Zubsolv) is one of just three federally approved medications to treat opioid addiction. But because of its intense narcotic effects, many people who are initially introduced to it as part of their tapering program...

An estimated 2.4 million people in the US struggle with prescription painkiller addiction, and almost half a million suffer from heroin addiction. Unfortunately, much of that has to do with the overprescription of opioid drugs – what starts as a legitimate prescription for treating pain...

When it comes to drug rehab, there are numerous paths to recovery, but the most effective healing happens when you’re taking care of your spiritual, psychological and physical needs. In other words, when you take an integrative approach to healing all aspects of yourself that have...

Cocaine is one of the most challenging drug addictions to overcome, with about 80 percent of people who try to quit experiencing relapse within the first six months. Thankfully, modern science and spirituality have developed a variety of effective methods for creating truly sustainable, holistic...

You might have felt these sensations before: the rising panic that you’re trying to stave off, but can’t effectively manage. The rapid breathing. The heart palpitations. The seeming impossibility of concentrating on anything positive. While the exact causes of anxiety are sometimes unknown, this condition...

While traditional medical and talk therapy can indeed be effective for treating mental health disorders, the root causes of conditions like depression, anxiety and PTSD often exist in parts of your being that conventional therapy can’t easily reach. The serious adverse effects and addictive potential...

What do Martin Luther King Jr, Princess Diana, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale and Marilyn Monroe have in common? They all suffered from variations of mental health disorders, ranging from depression to bipolar disorder to psychotic episodes. According to the World Health Organization, one in four...