“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
— Alexander den heijer
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.
Health is not merely the absence of disease but a state of well-being in which the mind, body and spirit are balanced.
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.