Can depression cause hives

Can Depression Cause Hives?

Managing symptoms of depression can be a difficult burden to bear, especially alongside a substance abuse disorder. Depression can have a wide variety of effects on a person, and these don’t just include mental health symptoms. Depression can present itself through a wide range of physical symptoms as well. The way neurotransmitters in your brain…

Long term effects of gaslighting

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Gaslighting?

When you imagine interpersonal abuse and what it looks like, you’re likely picturing physical altercations and hands-on abuse tactics. While these forms of abuse are common and extremely harmful, they are not the only ways someone can abuse another person. Emotional abuse is just as prevalent and can be just as destructive as physical forms…

What are identity issues

What Are Identity Issues?

If you were asked to think about the current state of your health and give an assessment of it, what would you say? If you’re thinking about any symptoms right now, they’re physical ones. What if I asked you to think specifically about the current state of your mental health? You may not have the…

White knuckling anxiety

5 Ways to Deal with White Knuckling Anxiety

If you’re struggling with frequent anxiety, it may help to know that you’re not alone. Many people from all backgrounds and walks of life deal with anxiety. However, you should ensure that you’re dealing with it productively and healthily. This is easier said than done, but it means that you should pay attention to the…

Codependent vs enabler

What Is the Difference Between Codependent vs Enabler

There are many reasons that personal relationships are affected by addiction. Whether it’s a romantic, familial, professional, or platonic relationship, it will be changed through addiction. Sometimes, a lack of trust causes the relationship to crumble or lose closeness. Other times, the relationship may begin to take another form. Codependency and enabling behavior are common…

self love in recovery

Importance of Self Love in Recovery

It can be difficult to love yourself in modern society, with airbrushed photos and posts about “perfect lives” on social media. When you struggle with addiction, this quest for self-acceptance and happiness can become even more difficult to navigate. Addiction can make you lie to yourself, and many people struggling with substance abuse disorders see…

functioning anxiety

Addressing Functioning Anxiety

The vast majority of people experience stress when preparing for an important date or trying to meet a deadline. Worry and stress keep you focused on achieving your goals and meeting expectations that you or others have set. However, if you have an anxiety disorder, these feelings of stress may be present most of the…

health insurance California

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network

Health insurance is difficult for lots of people to understand. Getting insured and keeping up with what you’re covered for can be tedious and complicated. There are also many terms used in health insurance plans and discussions that may confuse the average person. For example, in-network and out-of-network aren’t in everyone’s day-to-day lexicon until they…