Category Archives: Mental Health

Addiction, in many cases, is caused by an underlying mental disorder. The Treatment Center serves as both an addiction rehab and a dual diagnosis facility.

Why Choose Holistic Drug Recovery? 

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There is an epidemic sweeping the nation, and it’s starting with seemingly inconspicuous pills. Painkillers are powerfully dangerous opiates which can derail lives. But painkillers and the opioid epidemic aren’t the only challenges people are facing. People from all walks of life are struggling with drugs, alcohol and other harmful substances. At The Treatment Center of The Palm […]

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The Close Relationship Between OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Substance Abuse

The Close Relationship Between OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Substance Abuse

More than 2 million people in the U.S. suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder that manifests as a physical compulsion to think and do certain things. For example, compulsive counting and hand washing are commonly associated with the condition. Individuals feel that taking these actions will relieve the anxiety associated with their unwanted […]

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Postpartum Depression, Substance Abuse, and Addiction

Postpartum Depression, Substance Abuse, and Addiction

Everyone tells new mothers that having a baby is an exciting and happy time. For 1 in 10 mothers, however, the experience is much more complicated. Postpartum depression can make new mothers anxious, sad and at odds with the expected joys of motherhood. In some cases, this depression may cause or worsen substance abuse problems. […]

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Sleep Disorders and Substance Abuse

Sleep Disorders and Substance Abuse

Sleep disorders and substance abuse have a complex relationship. Certain sleep disorders increase one’s risk for substance abuse. At the same time, substance abuse can cause symptoms that mimic sleep disorders. When people suffer from both symptoms of sleep disorders and substance abuse, they often need specialized medical treatment to understand and overcome each condition. […]

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Stress in Teens May Foreshadow Depression

Stress in Teens May Foreshadow Depression

New research suggests that teens may not describe their mental health symptoms as “depression.” When teens use other terms to describe their symptoms, parents and health care providers may dismiss teen depression as a phase of adolescence. If not addressed, these symptoms can lead to more-serious problems. Recognizing pre-depression symptoms in teens can help their […]

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The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Mental illness and addiction problems often co-occur. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 50% of individuals who have a severe mental illness also struggle with substance abuse. There are a few reasons why mental illness and addiction might be more common in people with a mental illness. First, people often use drugs […]

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Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Alcohol is associated with a number of negative outcomes – it can cause liver failure, certain types of cancer, and often plays a role in fatal car crashes. It is even associated with anxiety and depression. New evidence additionally suggests that alcohol in combination with cocaine is correlated with a marked increase in suicide risk. […]

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How Chronic Stress Leads to Pathological Anxiety

How Chronic Stress Leads to Pathological Anxiety

We all experience stress differently. Some describe it as feeling overwhelmed or worried, while others describe simply feeling worn down. Stress affects people of all ages, genders, and classes, though some are more affected than others. Stress, is defined by the American Psychological Association, as any uncomfortable emotional experience accompanied by biochemical, physiological, and behavioral […]

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Links Between Social Media Usage and Substance Abuse

Links Between Social Media & Substance Abuse

Some people are at a greater risk of substance abuse than others. Researchers believe there is a genetic link to addiction, as people with a family history of substance abuse disorders may struggle with addiction themselves. While there are inherent factors that contribute to illness, lifestyle also plays a role. A lack of support system […]

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