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How to Manage Seasonal Depression and Addiction

Seasonal depression and addiction often occur together during certain times of the year. Some individuals might not realize that they are struggling with seasonal depression, and it can be challenging to manage seasonal depression and addiction. There are ways to cope with seasonal depression, sometimes referred to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), such as seeking…

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10 Things To Seek in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Dual diagnosis treatment allows individuals who are struggling to get help for both a mental health condition and a substance use disorder. That’s important because an estimated 53 percent of those with drug addiction and 37 percent with alcohol use disorder also have an underlying mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety.…

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Getting treatment for a mental health condition like borderline personality disorder is often part of the recovery process. That is why understanding how mental health can impact substance use is critical and why finding a facility that offers treatment for co-occurring disorders is so important. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder is a…

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Benefiting From Individualized Care In Recovery

As you set out on your journey of sobriety, you will find that individual care is very important. Benefiting from individualized care in recovery is not meant to exclude or reduce the importance of group therapies. Instead, individual care works together with group therapies to zero in on a patient’s different needs. Every Recovery Journey is…

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Substance Abuse and Anxiety Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to hit people battling a substance use disorder (SUD) really hard. Those with an anxiety disorder or prone to using drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety symptoms may also wind up needing anxiety treatment during this time. Meanwhile, widespread panic continues…

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Co-occurring disorder diagnoses have been steadily on the rise in the United States over recent years. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 47.6 million Americans struggle with at least one mental health disorder. Sadly, approximately 9.2 million of those people also live with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. If you’ve…

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Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety and Addiction

The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. Because one in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, it’s critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. So here’s what you need to know and how to get help with substance abuse disorders for yourself…

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term you often hear when looking into drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It’s an important concept to understand, too, because many people who end up in treatment for addiction have a co-occurring mental health disorder. If you don’t treat both conditions at once, the addiction treatment may be less effective. What…