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Dealing With Depression After Putting The Bottle Down

We often hear of how depression is tied to drinking. Some people who suffer from depression turn to alcohol to feel better. As a result, people who suffer from depression are more likely than others to abuse or become dependent on alcohol. However, it is even more common for people to experience depression after they […]

The Common Link Between Trauma and Addiction

Underneath most addictions, there are mental and emotional factors that drive a person to abuse substances in the first place. When it comes to trauma, there is a distinct correlation between substance abuse, addiction, and childhood trauma. After all, the events of a person’s childhood play an important role in his or her mental and […]

Making the Connection: Chronic Stress and Addiction

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Some individuals are able to manage stress with practical, easy-to-implement coping skills such as exercise, breathing exercises, and meditation. However, stress affects people differently, and some individuals may find it difficult to mitigate stress without turning to unhealthy means such as self-medication. Individuals who turn to substances […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy used to help individuals address a range of dual diagnosis mental health disorders such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicidal ideations, and substance abuse disorders. This specific type of therapy has been used in conjunction with traditional treatment methods in order to help an individual identify and change behaviors and […]