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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Part of the essence of being human is experiencing moods (e.g., anxious or depressed) and fluctuations in mood over the course of our lifetime. On this page: Moods, anxiety and…

Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Use Information

With all of the information coming at us these days, it can be hard to filter out what is good information and what information isn’t so good. This is especially…

Making Healthier Choices about Substance Use

Whenever we choose to use substances, it is helpful to know what steps we can take to ensure that our use is the least harmful possible. Most of us use…

Psychosis

What do you think of when you hear the word “psychotic?” Some people are scared of psychosis because of the way it’s shown on TV or in the movies. In…

Substance Use and Addiction

People tend to use the word “addiction” to mean very different things. “I am addicted to shopping” might mean only that the speaker likes to shop. On the other hand,…

Substance Use Problems

Key tips: People use substances for different reasons, and not all substance use is harmful You can think about how substances fit into your life, and seek help when you…