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3 Signs of Co-Occurring Disorders

Addiction recovery is challenging, but co-occurring disorders bring even more obstacles to the table. Anxiety, depression, and panic are common conditions that happen alongside addiction. As a result, for recovery to happen, you must address and treat these issues as well. If you think someone you love may suffer from substance use disorder complicated by a second…

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Depression in Men: A Pandemic of the Highest Order

Depression is the most common mental health issue facing adults in our country. Fortunately, it is very treatable. However, many individuals, especially men, don’t seek out the support necessary to heal and maintain their mental health. If you or a loved one struggles with depression or another mental health disorder, contact our men’s treatment center…

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The Surprising Link Between Depression and Alcoholism

Have you ever heard the phrase “drinking down my sorrows”? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. When you feel down, alcohol may indeed temporarily lift your spirits or numb you to your troubles. But there’s a link between your depression and alcoholism you need to know about as you consider your treatment options. If you struggle…

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment

People start using drugs or alcohol for many different reasons. For a specific portion of those who seek help for an addiction, they may wonder, “Do I need dual diagnosis treatment?” This question can only be answered after a thorough psychological evaluation and mental health history, including the mental health histories of parents and grandparents.…

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Mental Illness and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

More and more experts are seeing a lot of overlap between the conditions. In fact, about 9.2 million people in the United States struggle with mental health and addiction, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Unfortunately, despite the growing prevalence of these co-occurring disorders (also known as dual diagnosis or co-morbid…

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Depression and Social Media

Social media can be a great boon to your recovery and help you feel part of an online community. Yet, if you overdo it, your mental health may be negatively impacted. Depression and social media are inextricably linked, according to new research. In fact, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research…

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Do You Need to Reduce Your Smartphone Use?

When do you know it’s time to reduce your smartphone use? Your smartphone may be causing personal, social, and workplace problems – and females are even more susceptible to smartphone addiction, according to a small study by researchers from the Binghamton University-State University of New York. Participants were placed into one of the following types: Thoughtful…