If you have a loved one who is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you’ve probably noticed a quick deterioration of his or her physical health. However, drastic personality changes often occur as a result of addiction too. (more…)
Stephen grew up in Oklahoma City and was one of five boys. His parents both worked hard to provide a great life for their children and they all attended private Catholic school. Stephen says he never wanted for anything as a kid and he enjoyed playing a variety of sports. (more…)
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 40 percent of people who suffer from depression receive treatment for it, many who do receive a prescription for antidepressant drugs.1 One in nine Americans takes an antidepressant, but like any drug, there are some risks involved, including addiction.2 (more…)
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 until high school that he began to realize he was different than everyone else. (more…)
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 only be administered by a medical professional, there are still risks involved. (more…)