February 25, 2019

Is Addiction a Disease or a Failure?

Disease vs Choice When someone is suffering from addiction, it can be very easy for those around them to wonder how it happened. How could this person choose to drink so much, despite the consequences? How can he/she possibly choose to pick up heroin for the first time? Why do they act the way that […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Anxiety, Depression, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
February 14, 2019

Suicide and Addiction

Are Suicide and Addiction Linked? When someone is suffering from an issue with addiction, there are many complications that can come along with that. These can include legal issues, family problems, declining health and even suicide. Suicide and addiction are absolutely linked. Addiction not only exponentially increases the likelihood that someone will commit suicide, but […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Depression, Depression Treatment, Mental Health
February 7, 2019

Underlying Causes of Addiction

What Causes Addiction? When someone is suffering from addiction, it is a very dark and lonely time. Not only because of the addiction they are suffering, but because of the pain of the underlying causes. All addiction stems from a root cause, making the addiction impossible to overcome unless that cause is treated as well. […]

Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Depression Treatment, Mental Health, PTSD, Substance Abuse
October 16, 2018

The Top 10 Warning Signs of Becoming Addicted to Medication

Substance abuse and addiction isn’t just limited to alcohol and street drugs. It can also be very easy to become addicted to medication. This can be very confusing and dangerous all at the same time, because medication has been prescribed to help treat something that might be wrong. While taking medication prescribed by a doctor […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Anxiety, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
October 12, 2018

Can I Become Addicted To My Depression Medication?

What is depression medication? Depression medication, also known as antidepressants, are prescription medications used to treat moderate to severe depression. When taken under the supervision of a medical professional and according to their prescribed dosage, depression medication can work well to help people manage their symptoms and lead happy, healthy lives. Depression is more than […]

Addiction Recovery, Depression, Depression Treatment
September 26, 2018

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction

What is a Co-Occuring disorder? The coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse use disorder is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health and addiction can be referred to as having a co-occuring disorder. The combinations can be seemingly endless, and can even include more than one […]

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September 20, 2018

Is Addiction Hereditary?

Looking at Your Family History It can be widely speculated that addiction can be hereditary. If there are addicts in your family, it could be possible that their behaviors can be passed on to you, as well. When considering this, it is important to look at your family history, especially your parent’s. Numerous studies show […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment, Mental Health
September 4, 2018

Depression and Addiction

How does depression cause addiction? Addiction is a common place issue amongst people who are experiencing a depressive disorder. Alcohol is classified as a central nervous system depressant. This means it will actually trigger typical symptoms of depression like sadness, lethargy and hopelessness. Many people who are depressed reach for alcohol and drugs as a […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment, Sober Living and Aftercare
May 3, 2016

Be Here Now: Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

Be Here Now: Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness Mental illness can distort your perspective of the world around you as well as how you see yourself.  Treatment for some of the more common mental illnesses, like depression and anxiety, include creative therapies, psychotherapy, and physical activities like yoga and exercise. One important practice is mindfulness, […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment
April 21, 2016

Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab

Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab Many people don’t know what to expect from addiction treatment and this lack of knowledge can make them apprehensive about going to a residential treatment center. Addiction treatment centers vary, but if you are going someplace that is quality, there are a few things that you […]

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