According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than five percent of American men will have an episode of major depression in a given year. Although men don’t experience depression at quite the same rate as women, millions of … Read More
Is There Any Such Thing as an Addictive Personality?
There’s a popular belief that some people have what is known as an addictive personality. Maybe they go from one obsessive hobby to another or maybe they quit drinking only to become addicted to exercise, religion, or food. Although addiction … Read More
Finding Time for Self-Care
Self-care is an important part of addiction recovery. In a way, you could say that everything you do as part of your recovery plan is a form of self-care. It includes going to the gym, eating right, getting plenty of … Read More
3 Myths About PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that sometimes develops following a traumatic experience. It is characterized by a number of symptoms including re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive memories, flashbacks, and nightmares; emotional numbness; avoiding people, places, and things associated with … Read More
It Turns Out that Dads Can Get Postpartum Depression
Many people are aware that women have a greater risk of depression than men do–although that difference is not as big as many assume. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.3 percent of men suffered an episode of … Read More
How to Deal with Depression at Work
Depression is the number one cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. More than five percent of men will have an episode of major depression this year. And there is considerable overlap between depression and substance use … Read More
3 Ways Addiction Changes Your Personality
When people think of all the bad things about having a substance use disorder, they typically think of negative outcomes–your health suffers, you spend too much money on drugs, you alienate people you care about, you get into trouble with … Read More
Do Men Get Eating Disorders?
When you think of someone with an eating disorder, you probably think of a teenage girl or a young woman starving herself to be thin. We hear a lot about unrealistic beauty standards causing young women to go to extreme … Read More
Is Lifting as Good as Running for Mental Health?
Regular exercise is a crucial element of any recovery plan. We’ve long known that exercise is good for your physical health; it helps you maintain a healthy weight, reduces blood pressure and resting heart rate, and generally keeps your body … Read More
When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Good Enough
Shame and poor self-image are common problems for people who have struggled with addiction. Many people with substance use disorders have a history of childhood abuse or neglect. They often carry excessive guilt over some trauma they have experienced. Their … Read More