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What Is Trauma Therapy?

Both physical and mental trauma can cause problems. In fact, trauma is one of the main issues that lead to mental disorders, including addiction. For this reason, rehab services such as trauma counseling are essential for mental health. However, what is trauma therapy, and how can it help people overcome addiction? What Is Trauma Therapy?…

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What Are The Symptoms Of Anxiety?

According to the National Institute on Mental Health, more than 18 percent of adults experience some type of anxiety disorder. This makes it the most common mental health condition in the country. Unfortunately, in an attempt to deal with these many symptoms, many people with an anxiety disorder have a co-occurring substance use disorder. The…

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Symptoms Of Depression

Depression and substance use disorder are closely linked. In fact, the National Bureau of Economic Research found that people who have a mental illness, such as depression, are responsible for ingesting 84 percent of the country’s cocaine and 69 percent of its alcohol. Sometimes, it can be difficult to figure out which condition came first…

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Fentanyl Deaths 2018

Many people mistakenly believe that fentanyl deaths 2018 showed improvement over prior years. This is simply untrue. Despite increased attention on the opioid crisis in politics and from government leaders, the problem remains unchanged and even bleaker than ever before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the newest numbers in late November 2018,…

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Clearing up Confusion about Schizophrenia vs Psychosis

When you decide to go through drug or alcohol detox for a better life in recovery, you know a long list of side effects are coming your way. These detox symptoms often include psychosis. At the same time, many people using drugs or alcohol also suffer a dual diagnosis disorder like depression, anxiety, PTSD or…

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How Does Depression from Abuse of Drugs Happen?

Feeling down sometimes is regrettably a typical part of life. However, persistent sadness for two or more weeks isn’t normal. This is what doctors label as depression. Namely, depression is a mental disorder that negatively changes your emotions and thoughts. Many believe that depressed moods cause people to drink or use drugs. But did you…

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Anxiety and Addiction Are Connected

A range of factors can cause addiction, and sometimes those factors involve mood disorders or mental health disorders. Sometimes, addiction itself can be a factor in the development of a mental health disorder. There is a connection between anxiety and addiction. Take a closer look at that connection, how it forms and how it plays…

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

What happens when you have a substance abuse problem? You get professional help, of course. But what happens if you’re also dealing with an underlying mental health disorder? In this case, your healing depends on good-quality dual diagnosis treatment. The Need for Dual Diagnosis Treatment is More Common than You Think Estimates suggest that about…