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Common Mental Health Disorders

Many people who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol also suffer from common mental health disorders. Co-occurring disorders can make it extremely difficult to recover from an addiction. However, with the right treatment, recovery from and management of both conditions is possible. Let’s take a look at some of the most common disorders associated…

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Anxiety and Depression: When They Co-Occur With Substance Use Disorder

Anxiety and depression are both mental health disorders that sometimes co-occur with addiction. Anxiety may make you feel restless, nervous, and like you can’t stop worrying. Depression may make you feel sluggish and sad like life is never going to get better. It can become difficult to get through a day when you bundle one…

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What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

You struggle with a substance abuse disorder. Sometimes, you feel like there’s more going on. But you can’t put your finger on it. Could you be dealing with co-occurring disorders? Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders  At a good-quality dual diagnosis treatment center, therapists routinely work with good people who’re trying to quit drugs or alcohol. Frequently, they…

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National PTSD Awareness Day 2019

June 27th each year marks National PTSD Awareness Day, a day dedicated to improving education and understanding of trauma related disorders. Experience with or exposure to trauma can cause PTSD, which stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Trauma can include witnessing a violent crime or experiencing a tragic event. PTSD is also one of the…

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What is a Substance Induced Mood Disorder?

When you seek help for your drug or alcohol addiction, you possibly suffer other conditions along with that substance use disorder. In fact, mental health problems like mood disorders prove very common in addiction. Either these mood problems lead to substance abuse and addiction, or you develop a substance induced mood disorder. Which condition came…

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Alcohol and Depression Connection

Evidence proves that alcohol and depression go together. However, which came first? It’s interesting to note that this isn’t always so easy to answer. That said, alcohol abuse easily leads to depression. Understanding the Connection between Alcohol and Depression Alcohol’s a nervous system depressant. It makes you sleepy. However, before it does that, it makes…