9 Alternatives to Antidepressants

9 Alternatives to Antidepressants women doing yoga in a field

Depression is a common issue that many Americans face. 16.1 million U.S. adults struggle with depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide.1 Many people with depression also have co-occurring disorders like substance abuse problems or sleep disorders that can increase the negative symptoms of both and make recovery very difficult. While only about […]

Richard’s Story: Finding True Happiness

Richard’s Story: Finding True Happiness stories addiction recovery

  Richard King’s childhood in Southern California was idealistic and happy. He had very loving and supportive parents and grandparents, he never needed or wanted for anything, and he had a great relationship with his sister. He spent his days playing without a care in the world and he was generally very content. It wasn’t […]

FDA Approves Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

FDA Approves Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression ketamine nasal spray

Yesterday, on March 5, 2019, the FDA approved the use of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. The new drug Spravato is a nasal spray that will only be available at specialty pharmacies, clinics, and doctor’s offices. Patients are not allowed to take it home with them. Although access to Spravato is highly restricted and it can […]

How to Overcome Dry Drunk Syndrome

How to Overcome Dry Drunk Syndrome How to Overcome Dry Drunk Syndrome

Many sober people find themselves depressed, anxious, and lonely as they struggle to find happiness in a life of sobriety. Sure, they might not be drinking or using drugs anymore, but everyday life is dull and meaningless. These are typical symptoms of an issue called dry drunk syndrome, and it’s much more common than you […]

Double Down: Dual Diagnosis of Depression and Addiction

Updated on February 22nd, 2021 It’s not uncommon for mental disorders like depression to accompany addiction. In these instances, people with co-occurring disorders typically receive a dual diagnosis from a doctor, and special treatment is required to help them overcome their addiction and properly manage their depression.

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