Overcoming an Alcohol Addiction

What To Do When Sensory Preferences Get In The Way Of Your Relationships

One challenge in romantic relationships is communicating in a way that both of you will understand. Your sensory preferences, the way you experience the world, may not match that of the other person. You may both be saying "I love you" to the other in your own ways, but the message isn't being received. Here are some ways your communication may not be effective in your relationship. Identifying Your Sensory Preferences Read More 

When Good Parenting Seems Impossible To You: What You Can Do

As a first-time parent, you often feel as if you are in over your head. Everything is new and unfamiliar, and when your child misbehaves or something does not go exactly as you would have imagined, you feel lost and frustrated. If you are finding it difficult to be a good parent, get to know some of the changes and adjustments that you can make to improve your situation and make yourself feel better about your parenting skills and your child's future and safety. Read More 

3 Reasons Your Depression Treatment Isn’t Working

Many people experience depression symptoms that seem to be unaffected by conventional treatments. Before you decide that your antidepressant is not working, make sure you have eliminated other possible causes that treatment seems to be ineffective. Hormonal Depression Before you change your current treatment, make sure your primary care doctor does blood tests to rule out thyroid problems as the root of your depression. Hypothyroidism has numerous effects, one of which is depression. Read More 

What Should You Do If You’ve Developed A Dependence On Your Narcotic Addiction Medication?

If you've turned to the use of a physician-prescribed synthetic opioid like methadone or suboxone to combat your addiction to heroin, you may find that these drugs are highly effective in treating heroin addiction -- but kicking the methadone or suboxone itself can be much more of a challenge. What should you do if you find you've developed a physical or psychological dependence on your anti-addiction medication? Read on to learn more about the treatment of suboxone and methadone addiction. Read More 

How To Stay Motivated While You’re Depressed

Being depressed can be a horrendous feeling because you don't have a ton of energy, you feel sad and hopeless, and you generally don't want to do much besides curl up in a ball and sleep. However, most people don't have the luxury of taking time off of work or off of being a parent in order to wait for the therapy to work or for the medication to kick in and allow themselves to function any less than normal. Read More