a woman learns how to increase serotonin

How to Increase Serotonin

Dopamine and serotonin are naturally occurring substances in your body that perform essential functions. Although they are very different chemicals, some people may use the terms “dopamine” and “serotonin” interchangeably. Some common drugs are designed to mimic the effects of dopamine or serotonin, and these drugs can be highly addictive. At Memphis Recovery Centers, our…

a woman deals with depression after she quit drinking

How to Handle Depression After Quitting Drinking

When you quit drinking, you may experience sudden changes in emotions and even depression as your body adjusts to sobriety. However, depression after quitting drinking is only temporary. You shouldn’t let depression alter your pursuit of peace and contentment in early recovery. After all, enjoying your life sober is how your brain adapts to normal…

a woman struggles with mental health and addiction

Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

Your mental health is an essential component of your overall health. Whether you or someone you love has struggled with mental health or addiction, it’s important to recognize that these two issues could be tied together. For some people, substance abuse impacts their mental health. For others, their mental health causes substance abuse as a…

a teen uses art therapy for addiction

How Effective Is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of holistic therapy that uses art, music, dance, or other creative methods to help individuals through recovery. Art and music therapy are often used in substance abuse treatment, dual-diagnosis, and trauma treatment programs. According to an article by Lydia Aletraris available through the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the…

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Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs are commonly abused. Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in this country that can lead to addiction, overdoses, and life-changing effects. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2017, it’s estimated that around eighteen million people have misused medications within the last year. At Memphis…