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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 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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The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

If you are struggling with bipolar disorder, you are also at a higher risk for abusing drugs and alcohol. Because bipolar disorder means you experience extreme low periods along with manic high periods, you might begin using drugs and alcohol to either retain the euphoric feelings of the manic period or to make these extreme…

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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…