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What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Addiction and mental health often go hand-in-hand. Many people who struggle with addiction have underlying mental health disorders, and addiction can also lead to deteriorating mental health. This may include conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. When both mental health disorders and addiction occur at the same time, they are known as…

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5 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, meaning it slows down the central nervous system. Like any depressant, alcohol can help people relax and relieve tension when used in small doses. However, alcohol addiction occurs when people can’t control their drinking and turn to alcohol to cope with life’s problems. People struggling with alcohol addiction…

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Benefits of an Outpatient Rehab

When finally deciding to seek treatment for substance use disorder and the accompanying mental health issues that often occur, there can be some confusion about residential versus outpatient treatment. For many caught firmly in the cycle of addiction, residential treatment will be suggested due to the comprehensive, around-the-clock care and treatment. However, not everyone needs…

The Role Bipolar Disorder Plays in Addiction

Mental health conditions and substance abuse are frequently connected. Bipolar disorder and addiction, for instance, often have a relationship to one another. If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of both bipolar disorder and addiction, you’ll want to recognize the signs and pursue treatment that addresses both co-occurring conditions. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder…

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Do I Have Social Anxiety?

Are everyday social situations a source of crippling fear or anxiety? Do you struggle to navigate social interactions that are seemingly effortless for your friends and family? If so, you may be exhibiting social anxiety symptoms and wonder if you will ever learn how to overcome social anxiety. We know the signs of social anxiety…

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3 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a common mental illness that features extreme mood changes that impact over 5 million Americans. You may experience high periods of mania which contrast with depressive lows, and at times, simultaneous ups and downs that can be mentally debilitating without bipolar assistance programs. If you fear that you or a loved one…

What is dual diagnosis Treatment

What is dual diagnosis Treatment

Statistics show that nearly half of all individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health issue. This is known as a dual diagnosis. Individuals battling on two fronts will require a personalized dual diagnosis treatment plan capable of addressing both disorders. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or another…

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Healthy Ways for Processing Trauma

It’s said that nearly 70% of Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Trauma can touch anyone, regardless of background, financial status, or age. For those processing traumas alone, the result can often be an overwhelming sense of helplessness that is crippling and, if left untreated, dangerous. If you or someone…