a police officer and the long term consequences of a dui

The Long-Term Consequences of DUI

Headlines across the United States report fatalities as a result of an individual who is driving under the influence of alcohol. While many educational programs, literature, and legal information emphasize the survival rates and legal consequences when driving under the influence. Perhaps what deserves even greater attention is the lasting impact such a choice can…

a group showing addiction impacts drug treatment

Addiction Severity Impacts Effectiveness of Drug Treatment

Research shows that the effectiveness of drug treatment for addiction may depend on the phase of the addiction. Researchers found that their subjects responded differently to drug treatment depending on whether their cocaine addiction was in its early stages or fully-fledged. Currently, there are no drug treatments available for cocaine addiction in humans. However, researchers…

a woman wondering about light therapy for mental illness

Can Light Therapy Treat Mental Illness?

Treatment experts have used light therapy for a number of health problems over the last few decades. In fact, even a hundred years ago, some physicians recognized the power of light to help treat physical illnesses and infections. More recently, lamps and light therapy treat people who get depressed in the winter months. This is…