seasonal affective disorder

Does Good Weather Really Improve Mood?

Weather is a powerful force of nature that humans have spent thousands of years trying to understand through passive observations, eventually leading to the development of modern weather technology. Understanding weather patterns is critical for obvious reasons, including food production, catastrophic storms, and climate changes. This omnipresent force may also influence something less obvious: your…

managing anxiety

How Can Anxiety Disorder Be Managed?

Anxiety. Just thinking about the all-too-familiar experience can itself be anxiety-provoking. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, then you probably know how it can pop up at the most inconvenient times. Anxiety is more than just a passing bout of fear or stress that you can typically work through and still engage in work…

men's health

National Men’s Health Month: Why Should We Be Paying Attention?

For the entire month of June, awareness about men’s health and the unique issues they experience is recognized nationally. The goal is to encourage males and their families to focus on their health and practice healthy living. This awareness is important because statistics show that men die about five years earlier than women, and at a…

a woman feeling distressed and thinking about substance abuse and the impact on family

Substance Abuse and the Impact on the Family System

The National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health shows that over 23.5 million Americans suffer from a substance use disorder. Addiction naturally has the largest impact on the addict. It’s important to consider the widespread effects of addiction on the people surrounding the addict.  Substance abuse has a significant impact on families, both as individuals…

Doctor explaining detox for addiction to patient

Here Are 4 Reasons to Choose Detox for Addiction

People are resilient when given the tools to become successful. The same can be said about detox for addiction. When a parent steps back, watches their kids and lets them go, they are experiencing a unique fullness of seeing them grow away from them. Detox for addiction is much the same in the ‘you can…