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The Negative Role Stress Can Play in Addiction Recovery

Quitting drugs or alcohol can aggravate the emotional turmoil that leads to addiction. Withdrawal symptoms can have you feeling worse before you start to find relief on the other side of detox. Thankfully, you do not need to feel like a victim of stress and anxiety as you work toward a sober future. An anxiety…

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How to Cope with Bipolar Disorder Triggers

Living with bipolar disorder can be a challenge, even when receiving the bipolar disorder treatment that’s right for you. Understanding bipolar disorder triggers and what to do about them can help. For more information about living with bipolar disorder and getting treatment, contact Serenity House Detox & Recovery today at 866.294.5306. Understanding Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder causes…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

More than 20 million Americans struggle with addiction every year. Many of those Americans also suffer from a mental health disorder that increases their risk of developing an addiction. For years, doctors have found connections between mental health disorders and addiction. Unfortunately, it can often be a challenge to definitively say which appeared first. Research…

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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. During the month of March, millions of people around the world participate in…

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How Anxiety Triggers Can Lead to Addiction

People use substances for a number of reasons, but self-medication is one of the primary drivers of addiction. That’s why anxiety and addiction can often go hand in hand, and a dual diagnosis addiction and anxiety treatment program is necessary for many clients. If anxiety and addiction have taken over your life, contact Serenity House…

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How to Overcome Holiday Depression

The holiday season is not always a cheerful time for everyone. For some, the season reminds them of loved ones that they’ve lost, or it’s a significant pressure point on their finances. Experiencing these things when you might feel they should be your happiest could further dampen your spirits, leading to depression. This can be…

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How to Control Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are common mental health conditions that affect millions of Americans. In fact, it is the most common mental illness in the United States, with approximately 40 million adults suffering from the condition. While anxiety is treatable, only a small percentage of people with this condition seek viable anxiety treatment and addiction in Ft.…

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New Year’s Resolutions that Help Recovery

It is not uncommon for people to make New Year’s resolutions surrounding drug and alcohol addiction recovery. However, it is critical to consider what is right for your unique situation. If you need help and support to succeed with your resolutions for addiction recovery, you must work together with professionals to design an effective addiction…

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Advantages of Seeking Family Therapy During the Holidays

Holidays should not be a time of conflict between loved ones. Instead, it should be a time of gathering, sharing, and laughing. Well, unfortunately, family frictions tend to be very common in that period. Seeking family therapy for the holidays is one way to avoid them. It is perfect timing to sort things out before…

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What to Expect in Addiction Counseling

Addiction counseling assists in recovery by treating the underlying causes of substance use disorder. It is essential to treat the physical symptoms of addiction, but you may not be able to make lasting progress without addiction therapy. Licensed mental health professionals can guide you through your past trauma to a place of healing and happiness…