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What Mental Health Issues Lead to Addiction?

A large percentage of people who have mental health disorders use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. These substances can effectively hide the symptoms of mental health conditions, making it difficult for anyone to recognize what’s happening. A person struggling with mental health disorders needs treatment for this condition and their addiction to heal. At Serenity…

Does Childhood Trauma Lead to Addiction?

For years, doctors have looked for connections between childhood trauma and substance abuse. It is not uncommon for those dealing with mental health disorders to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. People dealing with depression or anxiety may abuse substances in an attempt to forget about their struggles. This trauma is often the first step to…

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Recognizing World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day creates a unique opportunity to increase awareness about a debilitating condition that impacts our valued community members. This mental health awareness day takes place on March 30 each year and helps focus support on people dealing with bipolar disorder. The condition presents unique challenges because it affects approximately 6 million Americans in…

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How SAD Can Improve in March

People who struggle with low energy and feelings of depression during the winter months may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder. Although this condition has not necessarily been due to shorter daylight hours, many people endure more than just garden variety “winter blues.” The good news is that the spring equinox occurs in March when daylight…

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March Madness and Alcoholism

When the March Madness college basketball tournament tips off, students and fans across the country will reach for alcoholic beverages. The binge drinking that comes with the country’s most exciting basketball series puts an increased number of late-teens and twenty-somethings at risk of alcoholism. Upwards of 68 colleges and universities participate in the single-elimination tournament.…

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How the Holiday Hangover Hurts Sobriety

For those in recovery, the holidays pose particular challenges. Alcohol at family functions and social get-togethers, such as Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, can create a problem that you want to avoid following detox and recovery programs. Learn more about the triggers that can lead to relapse in the form of a holiday hangover…

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The Role of Mental Health in Detox

Detox is a trying process. While many people recognize the physical symptoms of detoxing, such as the withdrawal symptoms you have, some do not understand this process’s mental health aspect. As you work through detox, your body starts to process those drugs and remove them from your system. Your brain starts to function normally, which…

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How Relationships Can Affect Your Road To Recovery

Relationships and sobriety go hand-in-hand. Healthy relationships have helped many people go through recovery successfully and stay sober after treatment. On the other hand, unhealthy relationships have caused many people to relapse after treatment. The need for belonging is a regular human need, and it is fulfilled by being a part of a social network,…

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6 Types of People Going Through Recovery

Each person’s path to addiction is unique. As such, detox centers in Florida must develop multiple programs to meet each person’s needs and help them achieve their recovery goals. Therapists must be certified in different types of addictions and mental health disorders to help clients with a wide range of conditions. Treatment specialists must also…