We’ve all heard innumerable references to the “mind, body, soul and spirit.” If you’ve ever sought a holistic approach to health and wellness, you’ve surely come across this phrase. To a certain extent, we know that this describes the different aspects of a human being,...

Conventional wisdom has long held that alcoholism is a genetic disease, and there is some truth to this. A wide range of genetic factors and inherited traits may make some people more prone to alcohol addiction – according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information,...

The connection between addiction and mental health disorders has long been known. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health confirms a link between opioid abuse and anxiety disorders. Says its lead author, Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, "Lifetime non-medical prescription opioid...