October 23, 2018

PTSD and Trauma Leading to Addiction

If you feel as if your PTSD and addiction are linked, and your trauma is leading to addiction, chances are you are probably right. The good news is that you are not alone. Time reports that about 50-66 percent of those who suffer from PTSD also battle simultaneous addiction. In addition, around 50% of individuals […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Anxiety, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, PTSD, 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 […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment, Heroin, Marijuana, Mental Health, PTSD
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 […]

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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 […]

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August 30, 2018

ADHD and Addiction

What is ADHD? ADHD is a behavioral disorder, which stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a condition that either makes it difficult to keep mental focus on a single topic, control the impulse to act out, or both. While it can be diagnosed as an adult, people with ADHD are usually diagnosed in […]

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April 26, 2013

The Importance of Aftercare to Prevent Relapse

For any addiction treatment center worth their salt, preventing relapse is as much a priority in treating clients as is any other part of an addict’s recovery. Statistics about relapse are estimates at best, and different treatment protocols claim different percentages.  What is clear from almost every treatment program is that recovery rates are extremely […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
February 14, 2013

Compulsive Overeating and Drug Addiction – The Surprising Parallels

Compulsive Overeating and Co-Occurring Disorders A recent Psychology Today article highlights the similarities between food addiction and drug addiction in an attempt to convey the serious health risks associated with chronic and compulsive overeating. Some of these parallels are perhaps not so astonishing. We don’t have to read studies to know that an obese person […]

Addiction Recovery, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery
January 25, 2013

Easing Symptoms of Depression

Depression is one of the most common co-occurring disorders found among addicts. Not only are most addicts feeling hopeless and demoralized about their condition and state of their lives and health when they come to treatment, but they must also contend with an altered brain chemistry that can lead to a depressed state. The good […]

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January 14, 2013

Avoiding Sleep Aid Addiction

Sleep disorders sometimes require medication, but when this medication is used incorrectly or habitually, it becomes possible for a dependency to develop. There are several natural methods you can try to help relax and prepare your body for a good night’s rest.

Addiction to Pharmaceuticals