Signs of Cocaine Addiction

August 15, 2023

You’ve started noticing signs that your loved one might be up to something. At first, you weren’t sure what it was. They were being a bit more secretive about some things and their behavior was changing slightly. Sure, they were happier and more energetic at times, but other times they were more aggressive or depressed. It seemed to come out of nowhere, too.

You were concerned about them, of course you were, so you started trying to figure out what was going on. You tried asking them about it, but they either got upset or changed the topic. Now they’re hiding from you even more. 

Finally, you find a white powder hidden in their side of the dresser. Your heart drops. You start asking yourself how you didn’t know before, or if there was something you could’ve done differently. You just want to know why and how you can help. Is there a way out of this?

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Does Adderall Cause Anxiety?

August 10, 2023

Does Adderall Cause Anxiety?

Anxiety is an intense feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It’s normal for us to experience this feeling every once in a while, especially before an important event. However, those diagnosed with anxiety disorders may experience anxiety more regularly than the average person, usually after being exposed to or experiencing a specific stimulus. The use of certain drugs or medications can also worsen and possibly contribute to the onset of anxiety, one of which is presumed to be Adderall. But does Adderall cause anxiety?

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Understanding the Consequences of Drug Use on the Brain

August 8, 2023

Unseen to our eyes, yet pivotal to our existence, our brain is a marvel of nature. It is within this complex structure that the essence of who we are and how we experience the world resides. Yet, this vital organ can become an unsuspecting battlefield, deeply impacted by the perils of drug use. The consequences are profound, altering both the brain’s structure and function in ways that ripple out through our thoughts, actions, and emotions.

As we zero in on our beloved community of Lighthouse, New Jersey, we see this story reflected in the lives of our friends, neighbors, and our families. Here, the struggles and triumphs are real: substance abuse isn’t an abstract concept; it is a real narrative woven into the very fabric of our community.

Understanding the repercussions of substance abuse is not just an exercise in numbers and statistics. It’s about giving voice to the silent struggles, it’s about opening our hearts to the harsh echoes of addiction. But, most importantly, it’s about fostering an undying spirit of resilience and hope.

In the journey to confront and overcome the challenges of drug addiction, knowledge is our guiding star. It illuminates our path, equipping us with tools for prevention, opening doors to effective treatments, and shining a light of hope into the darkest corners of addiction.

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  Scripture for Depression

August 3, 2023

While the struggles of this world are minor compared to the love God has for us, He’s also left us His word for guidance, hope, and healing. A common mental illness that plagues millions of Americans of all backgrounds is depression. Depression (major depressive disorder) is a mental illness that negatively impacts a person’s feelings, thoughts, and actions. Depression causes extreme feelings of sadness, emptiness, and hopelessness, often which manifest themselves into physical ailments. As a center that provides faith-based mental health care, we wanted to share some scripture for depression that can help you or a loved one enjoy a happy life.

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Why Do I Lose Weight When I Drink Alcohol?

August 1, 2023

The correlation between alcohol and body weight has sparked curiosity and concern among many people. For some, it seems counterintuitive that consuming alcohol, which is considered to have empty calories, could lead to shedding pounds. However, if you’re wondering, “Why do I lose weight when I drink alcohol?” then there are several factors at play that can help explain. From the impact on metabolism and appetite to changes in dietary practices and fluid retention, we’re exploring the mechanisms behind this phenomenon to shed light on the complex relationship between alcohol and losing weight.

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Relationship Between Anemia and Alcohol

July 27, 2023

It’s widely known that alcohol leads to various health problems, ranging from allergies to alcohol intolerance to diabetes. But what is the relationship between anemia and alcohol? Can alcohol cause anemia? Can people with anemia drink?

What Is Anemia?

Anemia is a condition in which the blood doesn’t contain enough healthy red blood cells and is caused by a lack of red blood cells in the body or dysfunctional red blood cells. This leads to symptoms like fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, and rapid heart rate.

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