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Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

Depression is a severe mental health disorder that can disrupt your life and lead to desperate measures to deal with the symptoms. If you have turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and hopelessness, it’s time to get help. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, Kansas, we welcome clients who have been self-medicating…

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Binge Drinking in Young Adults

Many adolescents do not wait until they are 21 to start drinking. As a result, they form bad habits that they carry with them into young adulthood. Although binge drinking in young adults is currently in decline, alcoholism, combined substance use, and similar disorders are not. More young adults find themselves seeking treatment for chronic…

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Do I Need Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Alcohol addiction treatment, also referred to as alcoholism treatment, is treatment or a recovery program for people who need to overcome substance dependency. Effective treatment deals with your underlying issues for your alcohol dependency, whether that be depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health issues. You may be asking yourself, ‘do I need alcohol addiction…

is alcohol an upper or a downer

Is Alcohol an Upper or a Downer?

The question of, “Is alcohol an upper or a downer?” is a complex one. Even though alcohol is a downer or depressant, the amount of alcohol consumed has an impact on how it influences you. One glass of wine has a different effect than six mixed drinks do. Additionally, alcohol affects everyone differently. So, learn…