All too often, it’s easy to feel as though anxiety will completely consume you. Caught up in a particular moment, the challenge to return to a calm place is sometimes overwhelming. Fortunately, breathwork techniques can help. The Power of Breathwork For many of us, breathing is automatic, and we rarely give it a second thought....Read More
When you experience anxiety, the last thing you want to hear is there’s nothing to be concerned about, or you should just snap out of it. Some people aren’t as familiar with the way anxiety about, well, everything (and nothing, sometimes) can linger just below the surface of daily life. Anxiety Disorders Are Common The...Read More
A Connection Many people who experience anxiety are also challenged by substance abuse. Additionally, researchers have reason to believe that anxiety—and other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—contribute to the reasons why someone may become addicted to alcohol or drugs. It’s critical for healthcare providers, rehabilitation professionals, loved ones,...Read More
What is Anxiety? Anxiety is an issue for millions of people nationwide. Those who experience anxiety or who have a disorder such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, know that the feelings associated with anxiety can be overwhelming. Anxiety is another word for excessive worry. These feelings of worry are excessive and persistent. One can experience anxiety...Read More
How Does Stress Influence Addiction? Most people experience stress on some level and many experience it daily. It seems to be a part of our lives with jobs, families, and responsibilities that need to be taken care of. Sometimes there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day. One issue with stress...Read More
What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD is a disorder where individuals need to perform certain rituals, check things repeatedly, or have certain thoughts repeatedly. Sometimes individuals might have thoughts that enter their minds on occasion or they may check to make sure the doors are locked or the oven is...Read More
When a person goes through something traumatic, the effects are damaging. Trauma is calamitous in every sense of the word – it changes a person’s life forever and effect all aspects of life. There are two sides to trauma – the direct effects of it happening, and the short to long-term effects that remain after...Read More
Anxiety isn’t Always Anxiety Research has shown that approximately 40 million people suffer from anxiety – that’s about 1 in every 13 people that experience this. Some forms of anxiety are helpful – with the right kind of anxiety, we often perform our best under pressure and take precautionary steps before making a major decision....Read More
Anxiety and Stimulant Drugs Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, particularly over an event or an unpredictable future outcome. Anxiety can cause individuals to feel jittery or “on edge”, and can result in having an upset stomach, sweaty palms, trouble concentrating, nausea, headaches, and more. Many people with anxiety visit a doctor...Read More
Anxiety and depression are normal during early recovery. The main reason for this is a person is learning new ways to cope and live without drugs or alcohol. During the addiction, getting the drug, finding money to buy the drug, and being with others who use drugs or alcohol are the reason for living. All...Read More
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