SAD Light Therapy

SAD Light Therapy Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that can affect people most commonly during the winter months when the sun exposure is at its lowest level. This mood altering disorder has also been linked to deficiencies in vitamin D as well as the sun’s influence on regulating the hormone melatonin. The

OxyContin Addiction and Substance Induced Mood Disorders

OxyContin Addiction and Substance Induced Mood Disorders What is an Opioid Induced Mood Disorder? Many people who suffer from substance abuse also suffer from mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality etc. But, drugs such as OxyContin can bring on episodes of mood disorders as well. Generally, with OxyContin these disorders are limited

Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble

Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble Many people struggle with addiction and the problems it causes in their lives. Add a mental illness to the mix and the problems double. Many emotions and behaviors related to addiction are also linked to mental illness, and it is difficult to determine which came first. Is the mental illness causing

Sparking Up to Calm Down

anxiety disorder and teen drug abuse

Sparking Up to Calm Down Teens have many excuses to start smoking marijuana, including boredom, peer pressure or curiosity. However, new research shows that some young people are turning to marijuana to cope with anxiety. What’s more alarming is the age of onset. A study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found