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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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Got Anxiety? Mindful Meditation May Help

Have you ever tried meditation for anxiety relief? A bout of meditation may do wonders to minimize mind wandering, especially if you or someone you love is coping with anxiety or experiencing anxious thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. Researchers found that a mere 10 minutes of daily mindful meditation…

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Habits That Make You More Stressed Out

Everyone deals with stress and, if left uncontrolled, it can be very damaging to your physical and mental health. There are many stressful habits that can affect your long-term sobriety. In fact, it’s the leading cause of relapse, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Stressful Habits and Mental Health While we’re all likely…

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

There are several drug rehab programs that help people overcome addiction. However, one of the most important is dual diagnosis treatment. Many people wonder, “What is dual diagnosis rehab?” Below is more information about how it can help young adults overcome addiction. What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? To understand what dual diagnosis treatment involves, it’s…

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The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

The link between depression and addiction is strong. Together, they create a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break free from. Understanding the relationship between them shows us why co-occurring disorder treatment is so important in drug rehab programs. Depression and Addiction Are Both Mental Disorders The first and most important link between depression and…