wife wonders if her husband has seasonal depression

Does My Loved One Have Seasonal Depression?

The shift into fall and winter doesn’t just mean a change in the weather. You might notice a considerable difference in mood or outlook in a friend or family member. Many people experience an occasional bout of the winter blues. However, a recurring and persistent depression that sets in with the change in seasons may…

The ABC’s of the Non-Disciplinary, Rehabilitative Approach Taken by a State’s Nursing Board for Nurses with a Substance Use Disorder

The ABC’s of the Non-Disciplinary, Rehabilitative Approach Taken by a State’s Nursing Board for Nurses with a Substance Use Disorder

A recent article posted on the website, RegisteredNursing.org, paints a clear picture of “how things have changed” regarding the way nurses with substance use issues are currently handled; i.e., with more understanding, support and options for getting treatment and (when ready) resuming their nursing career – that is, in contrast to how, even just 40…

group beginning an heroin addiction treatment program

3 Benefits of a Heroin Addiction Treatment Program

Like many prescription opioids, heroin gives patients relief from intense pain and a euphoric high. In fact, when a prescription runs out or a person can’t afford the cost of their medicine, heroin offers a relatively cheap and accessible alternative to achieving a similar effect. However, heroin addiction can take a devastating toll on a…

Destigmatizing Addiction Can Help Doctors Struggling with Substance Use Disorders

Destigmatizing Addiction Can Help Doctors Struggling with Substance Use Disorders

In an article published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, author A.B. Srivastava, M.D. states that while research indicates physician impairment is as prevalent as it is in the general public, the stigma associated with addiction requires impaired healthcare professionals to overcome more obstacles (than their public counterparts) in order to get proper intervention, evaluation…