While one or two drinks can bring on a buzz that seems to take away all your woes, alcohol doesn’t work as a coping mechanism long term. Here’s why.
From one recovering addict to another, I want you to know that I get it. I understand you, because I’m a lot like you. The fact is that if there were one trait I had to name that every person struggling with addiction owned, I’d have to say it’s our tendency to become easily bored. That, and also thrill seeking, I suppose. But they are related.
“Vaping” is a term for when someone uses an electronic device (often called e-cigarette, e-cig or vape pen) to inhale a vapor that is often flavored and can have a psychoactive substance like nicotine or THC added. According to the CDC, over 9 million adults vape regularly. Vaping really took off about five years ago and since then there has been a lot of confusion over what they are and what they aren’t.
Workit Health offers innovative online addiction care, including medication like buprenorphine, after a single in-person visit to our Bay Area, California location. We recently caught up with Nurse Practitioner Dorothy Moore, a member of the Workit Health team providing care in Contra Costa County and beyond.
Most of the time, I appreciate the seasonal changes. But I also can’t ignore the fact that the weather impacts my mood greatly. The dark, gloomy days, especially during the winters, often leave me feeling down and irritated. Spring is often the worst, as we get tastes of amazing weather, usually followed by another dumping of snow. The shift of fall into winter is also hard, as the days get shorter and darker.