Mental illness and substance abuse can overwhelm those affected and their loved ones. Having both problems poses even bigger challenges. Here’s what you should know.
Some babies are born addicted to heroin or other street drugs. But about one-third are born to middle-class women who have become addicted to prescription medications for chronic back pain, depression and other issues. Learn about neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and how it’s managed.
Think a beer before bed helps you sleep? Or that coffee can sober you up? Our chemical dependency expert reveals the truths behind common myths about drinking.
Find yourself drinking more than you meant to — or faster than you intended? Five red flags signal when drinking has become a problem in your life. But help is always available, and it’s never too late to ask for it.
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Are anxiety or depression keeping you from doing your best personally and professionally? Holistic tools like hypnosis, breath therapy and guided imagery can complement traditional care.
When it comes to prescription pain medications, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here’s how to separate fact from fiction.
The human brain can respond in an interesting way to lottery jackpots — especially when we are talking about winnings in the billions. What makes us succumb to “lottery fever,” a belief that we can win even when our chances are slim?
More and more, we are hearing about the use and abuse of opioid pain medications in recent years. Experts say the widespread abuse of this class of drugs started more than two decades ago. Across the country today, healthcare authorities are paying much more attention to the problem, and doctors are taking this into consideration … Read More
People should remember that drug addictions are physical illnesses, says Gregory Collins, MD, Section Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center. In this video, he discusses how drugs impact brain cell function, which in turn impacts everything we do and experience in life. Anything that changes how our brain cells function controls our … Read More
You might think that men are more likely to develop cirrhosis than women because they drink alcoholic beverages much more often than women. But women actually are at higher risk of developing cirrhosis — even when they drink only half the amount of alcohol men drink. If you’re a woman, you may be at risk for developing cirrhosis, even if … Read More