a woman preparing to work on beating the winter blues

Beating the Winter Blues

Maine is certainly a beautiful landscape to behold when the leaves are changing colors or when everything is blanketed in freshly fallen snow. But with this beauty also comes the winter cold and the waning daylight hours. This hits some people harder than others. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, becomes more common during the winter…

mother holding daughter as she explains her problematic drinking

Recognizing Warning Signs of Anorexia Relapse

Eating disorders are a challenging condition to manage. Everyone’s experience is a little different, as is their relationship with food, self-esteem, body image, and other contributing factors. Recovery is not as easy as just “eating more,” and individuals should not view anorexia relapse as a sign that treatment or recovery have failed. It is a…

smiling generational family whole after combating problematic drinking

It Takes a Village: Tackling the Complex Nature of Addiction

Recovery from addiction is not just about resolving physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. These substances also impact the brain and have an effect on virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Due to the complex nature of addiction, it takes more than just a single doctor providing treatment for recovery to take place. It…

weekly pill box showing missing days from drinking problem

Managing Prescriptions to Prevent Misuse

Drugs come in many different types and forms. There are illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin that can be incredibly dangerous. There are also prescription drugs which can be very safe and beneficial when used as directed. However, prescription drugs also come with their own risks if misused. Properly managing prescriptions can help to…