man smiling after recovering from marijuana addiction and strengthening his immune system

Does Marijuana Weaken the Immune System?

Marijuana is all over the news lately for its supposedly healthy means of supporting people who are struggling with cancer and other health issues. Depending on the type of marijuana or CBD oils, there are many ways to look at the broader issue of growing marijuana use in America. Underneath it all is the concept…

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Why Glia Plays an Important Role in Addiction Recovery

Our bodies are amazing things that do more than we realize. When we think about what is on the cutting edge of addiction recovery, it is likely something that will help treat substance abuse with the drop of a hat. The challenge is people who are addicted do not have the luxury of a one-size-fits-all…

Could Your Immune System Be Spiking Your Anxiety?

When your immune system may be spiking anxiety, it can be anything from fear of the future to fear of the unknown that is causing the anxiety. What happens is that your body is feeling stressed and the immune system may be the key to understanding how it happens. Stress Response Stress occurs when a…

How Does Drug Use Affect the Immune System?

The immune system is responsible for the body’s ability to defend against bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and other dangerous pathogens. Without a properly functioning immune system, we are entirely defenseless against disease-causing microorganisms. Drugs and alcohol weaken the immune system and leave us vulnerable to both common and severe infections. One of the most important…