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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed in October. The World Federation for Mental Health created this holiday in 1992, and annual events supporting this vital cause and mental health treatment programs continue today. The mission of WMHD is to advocate against the social stigmas and misunderstandings attached to mental illness. It also builds awareness…

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Signs of Codependency

Codependency can be a complicated component of addiction. Though it can happen in relationships where addiction is not present, it is quite common for one person to have an addiction and another person to try to help them. Codependency occurs when one person with an addiction relies on the other partner to have their needs…

man learns about what disorders can co-occur

What Disorders Can Co-Occur?

Co-occurring disorders occur when a person struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol and has a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. If you have this type of condition, the therapy options available for you must address both conditions simultaneously to ensure long-term recovery. Our team at Serenity House…

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What is Aftercare and How Does It Help with Maintaining Sobriety?

High-quality aftercare services are indispensable for addicts seeking permanent victory over their disease after discharge from drug rehab. Just as automobiles and other mechanical equipment require periodic maintenance to maximize performance and useful lifespan, so do newly learned skills. So if you are asking “what is aftercare” you will want to know that a comprehensive…

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Mental Disorders From Drug Use

Drug use and mental health disorders can often go together. In some cases, mental disorders from drug use can cause anxiety, depression, or paranoia. Dual diagnosis treatment is helpful for those who are struggling with a mental health diagnosis and need addiction treatment at the same time. There is often a connection between poor mental health and…