Early Sobriety: Getting Past Your Ego to Rely on Support

A strange and dangerous thing happens in the mind of the recovering addict, the recognition of...

Early Sobriety: Getting Past Your Ego to Rely on Support

3 Decades of Legislation and the Changing Views on Mental Health

One of the most difficult public policy challenges of the last several decades has been deciding...

3 Decades of Legislation and the Changing Views on Mental Health

How Feelings of Loss and Sadness Can Cause Cravings

Learn to anticipate drug cravings, and you will have an important skill for long-term recovery....

How Feelings of Loss and Sadness Can Cause Cravings

Why Willpower Alone Won’t Help You Abstain from Marijuana

Many addicts believe they can achieve sobriety and recovery based on their willpower alone, and...

Why Willpower Alone Won’t Help You Abstain from Marijuana

Five Ways to Manage Your Emotions Without Marijuana

Managing emotions is no easy task. They are our immediate and often seemingly uncontrollable...

Five Ways to Manage Your Emotions Without Marijuana

Why Marijuana Isn’t Harmless

Marijuana, also called pot or cannabis, is the most commonly used illegal substance worldwide. When...

Why Marijuana Isn’t Harmless

Can Marijuana Worsen Depression?

Marijuana use has become commonplace in today’s culture. In fact, the National Institute on Drug...

Can Marijuana Worsen Depression?

Can Marijuana Make People Violent?

The legalization of marijuana is an issue well known to the public. Some states have legalized...

Can Marijuana Make People Violent?

Ways that Marijuana Can Cause Impaired Judgment

Since its legalization in Colorado, marijuana has become increasingly popular for both medical and...

Ways that Marijuana Can Cause Impaired Judgment

Mental Health Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana may have a direct effect on mood and mood-related mental health disorders. Mild to severe...

Mental Health Effects of Marijuana

Can Marijuana Cause a Mental Health Relapse?

Marijuana is a commonly abused substance, especially as many states have made moves toward...

Can Marijuana Cause a Mental Health Relapse?

How Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affects Marijuana Addiction

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health issue characterized by intrusive thoughts...

How Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affects Marijuana Addiction

Can Marijuana Cause Sleep Terrors?

Marijuana is the dried greenish flower of the cannabis plant, and its psychoactive compound...

Can Marijuana Cause Sleep Terrors?

Dependent Personality Disorder and Addiction Help

It may surprise people when they receive a diagnosis for a personality disorder, but this diagnosis...

Dependent Personality Disorder and Addiction Help

Can Marijuana Cause Personality Disorders?

There are many groups today that advocate the use of marijuana for recreational and medicinal...

Can Marijuana Cause Personality Disorders?

Grief and Marijuana Addiction

Grief is a natural reaction to loss of a loved one, a job, divorce, rape or violent crime. Some...

Grief and Marijuana Addiction

Can Marijuana Affect My Memory?

Marijuana is often considered a soft drug, because of its milder side effects. It does not cause...

Can Marijuana Affect My Memory?

How Marijuana Abuse Can Mask Antisocial Personality Disorder

Statistics show that 90 percent of individuals diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder also...

How Marijuana Abuse Can Mask Antisocial Personality Disorder

ADHD and Marijuana Abuse

A current controversy in the field of medicine is the use of medical marijuana to treat attention...

ADHD and Marijuana Abuse

How Marijuana Use Can Affect Emotional Health

Many people who abuse marijuana are under the impression that marijuana does not affect their lives...

How Marijuana Use Can Affect Emotional Health

How Marijuana Abuse Complicates Mental Health Issues

Marijuana use can seem like an easy way to get high and escape problems and troubling emotions....

How Marijuana Abuse Complicates Mental Health Issues

Marijuana Abuse and Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health illness that often occurs in conjunction with drug abuse. As...

Marijuana Abuse and Bipolar Disorder

Can Marijuana Cause Anxiety?

Use of marijuana, especially regular, long-term use, can cause or increase feelings of anxiety....

Can Marijuana Cause Anxiety?

Stress or Anxiety Issues and Marijuana Abuse

A marijuana addict with anxiety and stress issues needs to recognize that these issues and drug use...

Stress or Anxiety Issues and Marijuana Abuse

Does Marijuana Abuse Have Permanent Side Effects?

Marijuana abuse is extremely common in today’s world according to...

Does Marijuana Abuse Have Permanent Side Effects?

Fear of Missing Out If Not Using Marijuana

While marijuana may not be physically addictive, it can create a strong psychological dependency in...

Fear of Missing Out If Not Using Marijuana

Harms of Recreational Marijuana Use

Using any drug recreationally may seem harmless. Marijuana in particular has a reputation for being...

Harms of Recreational Marijuana Use

Anxiety and Marijuana Use

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) marijuana is the most commonly used...

Anxiety and Marijuana Use

How Marijuana Addiction Affects the Brain

Classified as a mind-altering intoxicant, stimulant, psychedelic and depressant, marijuana is used...

How Marijuana Addiction Affects the Brain

What Marijuana Addiction Does to a Person

When you become addicted to marijuana, it affects you in ways that aren’t immediately visible....

What Marijuana Addiction Does to a Person

Treatment for Marijuana Addiction and Mood Disorders

Marijuana is bad for you, yet many users become dependent on this drug to feel better physically...

Treatment for Marijuana Addiction and Mood Disorders