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5 Common Misconceptions about Antidepressants

I’ll be honest, the first time I heard about someone close to me taking antidepressants, I responded with an uninformed misconception. While I was empathetic towards the situation, having dealt with depression and anxiety issues myself, I assumed taking the medication was a quick-fix solution. You had to be tough in this world, right? Taking . . . . Continue Reading


Bipolar Disorder and Drug Addiction: Where Does One End and the Other Begin?

Bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic depression, is a serious psychological disorder characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior as well as energy levels. There are four major types of mood episodes that constitute bipolar disorder: mania, hypomania, depression and mixed episodes; each has its own set of symptoms: Symptoms of . . . . Continue Reading


7 Signs Your Child is an Addict

Is your child an addict? It’s a scary question to be asking yourself but, it’s better that you look into your suspicions than turn a blind eye. Here are 7 signs your child is an addict. #1. Physical signs  Probably one of the first signs your child is an addict will be in the form of . . . . Continue Reading


The Functional Addict: Is it possible?

Depending on how you mean “functional,” it is, in my opinion possible to be a functional addict. That is, because that’s how I describe the active addict version of me. Let’s rewind to a little more than a year ago. I was a poly-substance abuser, being hooked on several different drugs: opiates, cocaine, crack, benzos, . . . . Continue Reading


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