a woman hiding in the bathroom as she goes through heroin withdrawal

Stages of Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin addiction is the cause of the largest number of overdose deaths in the country at the moment. Many heroin detox programs are finding themselves consistently at capacity yet there are many more waiting for their chance to enter a detox program. Heroin withdrawal isn’t quite as physically difficult as with some other drugs. However,…

a young woman looking at the snow thinking about seasonal depression

How Does Seasonal Depression Affect You?

Depression associated with seasonal changes is known as seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It tends to affect people during the winter months when sunlight is less available. Much like other forms of depression, SAD can have you feeling low, sad, and uninterested in life. If existing mental health conditions seem to get worse…

a woman with dyed red hair drinks and thinks about the connection between personality and alcohol dependence

Personality and Alcohol Dependence: Does Your Personality Matter in Recovery

How do personality and alcohol dependence mix? The development of alcohol use disorder can happen to anyone, with any type of personality and in all demographic areas. Some people may have a personality that makes them more likely to use drugs or alcohol. It’s important to note that there’s no specific alcoholic personality – a…