When experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety our health is compromised with all three aspects taking a toll. Our body becomes tense and weaker, our mind gets foggy, and our spirit can be disheartened under stress.

We tend to look for the fastest solution that might make symptoms decrease or disappear – drugs, including but not limited to alcohol, Xanax, marijuana, and Adderall. However, most drugs only temporarily help mental health, pain, or emotional problems and hold potential dangers.

Drug use runs the risk of:

  • Creating dependency and tolerance

  • Addiction and withdrawal symptoms

  • Harmful side effects

  • Increased risk of mental health issues

In many cases, we can treat mild to moderate pain, addiction, depression, and anxiety without drugs – we just need to adjust our environment and our consumption to create a healthier balance.

If you are experiencing persistent moderate to severe anxiety or depression, please consult your healthcare provider for the best plan of action in your unique case. Medication or more intensive treatment may be necessary based on professional opinion.

Healthy Coping Skills