Is Depression Addictive?

The co-occurrence of depression and addiction is not unusual. Many people experience both illnesses at the same time because they feed on each other. If you are prone to depression, for instance, you might feel compelled to drink or get high in an attempt to feel better or to hide from your depressive moods. If…

Estrogen and the Hormonal Link to Addiction

Men and women react differently to drugs due to physiological differences. An important factor affecting drug abuse and addiction is the hormone estrogen. Research into the biological and physiological factors affecting addiction has been limited, but is growing. Most recently, a study led by an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota found an important…

Wolf Connection Program Director Interviewed on Telemundo

Teo Alfero, Director of the Wolf Connection Program, talks about the “peculiar” therapy with wolves used for the rehabilitation of young adults who suffer from addiction problems or aggressive behavior. This therapy has shown extremely positive results. Young people take daily walks surrounded by wolves and the interaction with the animals has changed their lives.…

Ana Moreno Talks About Self-Injury On Univision

In this interview on Univision, Ana Moreno of Lucida Treatment Center discusses self-injury, which is intentional injury to one’s body in an effort to escape from emotional trauma. This is a problem that affects two million people a year in the U.S. Self-injury is often an attempt to feel a sense of control. Another current…