Treatment Is the Key to Managing Bipolar Disorder

An estimated 51 percent of people with bipolar disorder are not receiving treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.1 If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect that you may have it, treatment is essential to maximizing your potential. One 2016 study indicated that the longer bipolar disorder remains untreated, the … Read more

Using Art Therapy to Overcome Trauma

Trauma is unfortunately much too common and can have long lasting effects. According to the American Psychological Association (APA) website, an estimated 5.2 million Americans aged 18 to 54 suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a given year. Unresolved trauma can produce many different responses, ranging from anxiety, panic, and hypervigilance to depression, numbness, … Read more

Dealing with the Speed Bumps of Recovery

Recovering from a substance abuse problem is a rewarding experience. Achieving recovery offers a host of benefits, and it can even save someone‚Äôs life. Recovered individuals experience better family relationships, more meaningful friendships, increased success in the workplace and an overall improvement in both physical and emotional health. However, despite all the benefits, recovery can … Read more

Are Painkillers Safe to Take as Directed?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the year 2010 had approximately 16 million Americans report using a prescription medication for non-medical reasons in the past year, and 7 million report drug abuse in the past month. Addiction does not discriminate, meaning it can even strike people who take their medications correctly, so remain … Read more