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How to Exercise with Depression Even When It Feels Impossible

The one thing most people underestimate about depression is how exhausting it can be. Every task or chore feels like it takes an insane amount of energy. Unfortunately, one of the best ways to overcome depression is through regular physical activity. Exercise is proven to help with feelings of depression, yet for those who suffer . . . . Continue Reading

‘Facts of Life’ Star Charlotte Rae Opens Up About Long Term Sobriety

You take the good You take the bad You take them both and there you have The facts of life The facts of life Remember The Facts of Life? It was a beloved ‘80s sitcom with a catchy theme song. Personally, I loved it. The show was a bit before my time, but I have . . . . Continue Reading

Sex Addiction: Unraveling Fact from Fiction

Sexuality can be a healthy experience for some, and a tumultuous experience for others. When it comes to sex addiction, there is a lot misunderstood. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) does not classify sex addiction as a real addiction nor is there a clear treatment path. Some would argue sex addiction is not an . . . . Continue Reading

Pro Tip: Don’t have a rehab romance. Here’s why you shouldn’t.

You finally made the decision to go to treatment. You arrive, and you’re suddenly surrounded by people who have had a similar experience to you. Finally, people who understand you, and understand your struggle. Soon, you find yourself falling for someone, and it feels just right. After all, maybe this person was the missing piece . . . . Continue Reading

Student Startup SafeSpace Aims to Promote Mental Health Awareness and Treatment

A new mobile app aims to help students who are experiencing mental health issues connect to each other. UC Berkeley students are developing a website and mobile app that will help students connect with other students with similar mental health issues. The startup, called SafeSpace, placed first in the Improving Student Life category of UC . . . . Continue Reading

Do I Have OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?

Author: Justin Mckibben A lot of people throw around the term OCD like it is a bad habit or pet-peeve, but this diagnosis is something much more than wanting to keep your desk tidy or your laundry basket organized. You might even be the type of person that gets a great deal of satisfaction out . . . . Continue Reading

Do You Think You Have an Addictive Personality?

Do you think you have an addictive personality? You are not alone. In fact, this is a highly common statement made specifically among those with a history of addictions. Some people believe they have a natural tendency to become addicted to stuff. However, is there any merit behind the concept of an addictive personality? To . . . . Continue Reading

The Difference between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism

Binge drinking is incredibly common, especially among young adults. Many people engage in binge drinking on the weekend and resume to working during the week. Binge drinking is defined as drinking more than 4 to 5 drinks in succession within several hours.  Drinking multiple shots within an hour or an entire six-pack of beer are . . . . Continue Reading

Survey Reveals 7 in 10 U.S. Workplaces Affected by Opioid Abuse

When you think of those affected most by the opioid epidemic, you may think of the victims, family members, police officers, and EMTS. You probably don’t think about the employers. However, a recent survey found that 7 out of 10 employers state being negatively influenced by the opioid abuse epidemic. Nearly 70 percent of workplaces . . . . Continue Reading

Could Changing Dopamine Levels Treat Drug Addiction?

Dopamine is  one of the brain’s most crucial neurotransmitter. Not only does it control our reward and pleasure systems, it also regulates movement and emotional response to rewards.  A common factor in addictive brains is the lack of dopamine regulation. Most people with substance use disorder struggle to regulate happy chemicals like dopamine in the brain. . . . . Continue Reading