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Art as Therapy: Does It Work?

Art as Therapy

What Is Art as Therapy? Expressive arts therapy is a therapeutic approach that harnesses creativity to foster emotional growth and healing. This encompasses various methods, such as art, music, movement, and writing, to aid individuals in exploring their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. The primary objective of expressive arts therapy is to boost self-awareness and communication […]

Is Nicotine a Stimulant?

Is Nicotine a Stimulant

What is Nicotine? Nicotine is a psychoactive chemical that speeds up signals in the brain. It’s the main ingredient in tobacco and is most commonly consumed that way, but can also be consumed directly in the form of nicotine gum and vapes. The consumption of nicotine goes back tens of thousands of years. A recent […]

What is Alcohol-Induced Psychosis?

Alcohol Induced Psychosis

Alcohol-induced psychosis (AIP) is a term for several different kinds of psychotic episodes, which can result from extended alcohol abuse. It’s also referred to as alcohol-related psychosis. It’s a serious mental health concern and can be life-threatening. Some of the symptoms of alcohol-induced psychosis can include: An estimated 30 million Americans suffer from alcohol use […]

Is Using Xanax and Weed Dangerous?

Xanax and Weed

Xanax and weed may be among the most popular drugs in the United States. Xanax is the most prescribed drug in the country. Weed, meanwhile, is the third-most-popular drug in the US overall, behind alcohol and nicotine. It therefore shouldn’t come as a surprise that the two drugs should be mixed together. It’s unknown how […]

What Is an 8-Ball?

8 Ball Drug

An 8 ball is a slang term for an eighth of an ounce (around 3.5 grams) of cocaine, a powerful stimulant derived from the cocoa plant. It looks like a small, tightly wrapped package or small baggie of powder cocaine. While it doesn’t sound like a lot, 3.5 grams of cocaine is enough to cause […]

Problem Drinker vs Alcoholic: What’s the Difference?

Problem Drinker vs Alcoholic

We’ve all known someone who’s been a “problem drinker.” This is that person who always has a drink in their hands and doesn’t seem to know when to call it quits. Sometimes you may wonder: is that person an alcoholic? Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. What Is Problem Drinking? Problem drinking […]

How to Stop Anxiety After Drinking Alcohol

How to Stop Anxiety After Drinking Alcohol

Why Do I Get Anxiety After Drinking Alcohol? When sobering up from a night of drinking, many people report feeling more anxious. This seems counter-intuitive since people drink alcohol to feel good. The reason for anxiety after drinking lies in how alcohol impacts the brain. Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways and changes the […]

What Is Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy?

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

What Is Interpersonal Therapy? Interpersonal therapy, also known as dynamic interpersonal therapy or DIT for short, is a type of psychotherapy. It focuses on the interpersonal relationships and social roles of patients to help them improve their mental health. Dynamic interpersonal therapy is based on the premise that psychological symptoms, such as depression, are often […]