There are many stories of people beating their addiction and living out successful, happy lives. Many people have personal connections to addicts, but there are also examples of addicts on red carpets. Countless celebrities have struggled with addiction and beaten it. Some of which might surprise you.
- Adolescent Support
- Family Support
- Marijuana and Vaping
- Mental Health
- Substance Misuse
Drug dependency and addiction are different. When a person is physically dependent on a drug, their body has built up a tolerance to it, and a higher dose of the medication is needed to get the same effect. An addiction is more than physical, it’s also emotional and is often associated with uncontrolled behaviors.
Teen vaping, also known as e-cigarette use, is thankfully on the decline, yet some vaping statistics paint a disturbing picture. Many parents are concerned but don’t know how to approach their teens with this important conversation. It’s also important to know how vapes were created in order to help heavy smokers cease their habits and slowly decrease their smoking rates. Yet, when teens start to vape they aren’t starting from a smokers POV, which can be their gateway towards a full fledged nicotine addiction.
Abuse of drugs and alcohol can lead to addiction, possible overdose, worsening mental health problems, and delays in addressing physical and mental health conditions. With rates of other drugs increasing in recent years, it’s important to understand when recreational drinking turns into problem drinking and how alcohol use can link to other recreational substances.
After the stress of parenting through the pandemic and managing over two years of major life changes, it can be hard to know how to help a depressed teen or how to help a socially awkward kid. Part of parenting means having a few mental health tools and resources on hand.
Cove Behavioral Health has experienced a huge growth in the 2020/2021 fiscal year. “As I reflect on this past year, I realize that even during the challenges and obstacles of these unprecedented times, Cove Behavioral Health has been able to successfully evolve and grow into a stronger and more effective organization.” Ginny McGucken, Board of […]
Suicide is a major health problem, and the global suicide mortality rate amounts to 1.4% of all deaths worldwide. Most suicides are related to psychiatric disease, with depression, substance use disorders and psychosis being the most relevant risk factors. However, anxiety, personality-, eating-, and trauma-related disorders, as well as organic mental disorders, also contribute. Psychological […]
Many Factors Contribute to Suicide Risk. A combination of situations could lead someone to consider suicide. Risk factors increase the possibility of suicide, but they might not be direct causes. Risk Factors:
Kratom, a stimulant from Southeast Asia, is becoming well known in the United states as a dietary supplement. The leaves from the tree Mitragyna speciosa are used as an opioid-like pain reliever. Critics worry the unregulated powder and tincture forms appearing in the U.S. haven’t been researched or regulated enough. Consumers may be exposed to […]
People do drugs to feel happy, to escape reality, to perform better, or out of pure curiosity. Similarly, most drinkers reported increased levels of stress and boredom as reasons why they consumed more booze recently, which lead to a 60 percent increase in alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Drugs can lead to addiction, a […]