According to the New York Post, “US sales of alcoholic beverages have risen 55 percent, according to Nielsen data…and National online sales of alcohol were up 243 percent, far outpacing store sales.”
As the continued stress from COVID-19 and the riots breaking out in city streets create fear in people, there has been a massive rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery. Mental health professionals have been speaking out about ways to cope with the increasing stress that is rampant in our Nation. Isolation, depression, and anxiety act as triggers for those in recovery, especially now since Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings have been canceled for the past three months. … Continue reading
Anytime people hear of a new way to treat an illness, the first question they should ask is, “is it safe?” It is the perfect question to ask because you never want to make any condition worse while trying to heal it or make it better.
Dr. David Mahjoubi, MD, is supportive of everyone who asks whether Ketamine is safe. It is a great question, and it is one that should be asked. Below is information on the safety and administration of Ketamine IV treatment. … Continue reading
Ketamine infusions are an effective alternative therapy used to help those who suffer from Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, CRPS, and many other conditions. Perhaps you are like many people across the United States who have battled Depression or Anxiety or other mental or emotional conditions without finding relief from standard therapies and treatments. Conventional medicines for these conditions are not good, long-term options. As with all medications, traditional meds prescribed for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and CRPS are meant to be used for short periods of time. The longer medication is used, the greater the risk for dependency and for higher doses to continually be given. This creates a dangerous cycle for patients, and it does not offer relief from their conditions. … Continue reading
With winter drawing to a close, many people are looking ahead and looking forward to warmer weather, extra doses of sunshine, and a more sociable atmosphere in life. Being cooped up during the winter can take its toll on just about anyone, but those who suffer from depression, chronic pain, PTSD, or other strains on emotional health often find that the “winter blues” last far longer than the winter months. If you are dreading the thought of having to be more outgoing and interactive with those around you, Ketamine IV treatments can help you feel better and gain a new outlook on life. … Continue reading
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a term to describe one form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Both of these conditions are characterized by severe burning pain that most often affects the extremities (arms, legs, hands, or feet). Both RSD and CRPS often strike after recovery from an injury. The injury can be a simple strain, a fractured bone, or a surgery. Damage to the nervous system can cause people to suffer from RSD or CRPS, and it can be a debilitating condition that affects a person’s entire life.
Chronic pain is a constant disrupter to life. Especially for those “go-getters,” finding yourself dealing with chronic pain can affect you both physically and mentally. Most people with RSD had an injury to a limb that, instead of becoming less painful over time, becomes more painful. Managing pain through conventional treatments and medications can be intrusive and often ineffective over time. Ketamine infusion is an alternative approach that can allow people to reach a level of relief and functionality. … Continue reading
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, colloquially referred to as OCD, is defined as a chronic disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions), behaviors (compulsions), or both. Most people affected by OCD suffer from unwanted and intrusive thoughts that are long-lasting and cause them to repeatedly perform ritualistic behaviors to try and ease anxiety. OCD can be a debilitating disorder because it can continuously disrupt life. Finding the best treatment for this mental health disorder is crucial for those who want to take control of the disorder and gain relief. … Continue reading
Millions of Americans suffer from clinical depression and take an antidepressant to help subdue their debilitating symptoms. While medications have helped many people, antidepressants do not work for everyone. Many people still suffer from feelings of hopelessness, sadness, lack of enthusiasm, loss of energy, and interruptions in sleep and appetite. … Continue reading
No one ever plans on developing an addiction to alcohol. Most people begin drinking for the effects that alcohol has on the body. Whether it is a feeling of relaxation, a euphoric feeling, or a feeling of detachment – getting a sense of empowerment is generally why people continue to go back to alcohol for. While some people are able to separate their feelings from their consumption of alcohol, many people turn to alcohol because of their feelings. They use alcohol to avoid feelings of stress, anger, depression, sadness, or anxiety. Alcoholism generally stems from the body’s craving for continued use of alcohol and the mind’s inability to face feelings without it. … Continue reading
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that occurs in some people after the occurrence of a highly stressful, shocking, scary, or traumatic event. Doctors do not know why certain people’s bodies react to stress to result in PTSD, but for those individuals, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can interrupt their day-to-day functioning and disrupt their lives. … Continue reading
People from all walks of life experience bouts of sadness in their lives. Unwanted life events happen to everyone on the planet: loss of a loved one, illness, money troubles, relationship issues, job stress. While all people will deal with life occurrences that are upsetting and even heart-wrenching, some people will experience sadness that they cannot rise above. For them, there is no “snapping out of it,” or “coming to peace” with their circumstances. Depression is a mood disorder that causes long-lasting, persistent feelings of sadness. Depression can also lead to loss of interest in day-to-day life with the people you enjoy being around. … Continue reading