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.

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

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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Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Affecting an average of 18.1 percent of adults living in the US, chronic persistent anxiety and anxiety disorders are characterized by restlessness and worry that is seemingly “out of nowhere,” or without cause. For those suffering from anxiety, it is a constant struggle to feel comfortable or “normal.” When you compare the symptoms of anxiety […]

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Depression and Substance Abuse: Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

Depression and Substance Abuse Depression is often a gateway into substance abuse. Individuals suffering from depression may turn to drugs and alcohol as a means to escape their negative emotions. Almost one-third of people with major depression also have a substance abuse problem. Unfortunately, drinking and using drugs only makes depression worse in the long […]

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5 Warning Signs of Codependency

Codependency is a relational process that can arise in any type of relationship whether it’s romantic, familial, work-related, or friendly. Codependency can look different for each individual. Usually the codependent person is so absorbed in others’ problems that they don’t have time to identify their own problems. Instead of taking care of their own needs […]

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How To Tell If You’re a Codependent

Are you a codependent? Have you wondered if you could be? As a loved one of a person who is struggling with addiction, you may feel like you have to do everything in your power to help that person. However, sometimes what may seem like helping can often make the situation worse. When a person […]

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5 Mental Health Disorders that Often Co-occur With Addiction

Approximately 9.2 million adults suffer from a substance use disorder as well as one or more mental health disorders in the United States, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. This condition is called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. It is sometimes unclear whether the drug or alcohol addiction or the mental illness […]

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How to Identify Codependent and Enabling Behaviors

Sometimes, “Helping” Is Actually Hurting When a close friend or loved one is actively addicted to drugs or alcohol, the addiction can have disastrous effects for everyone in proximity. It’s important for the friends and loved ones of people struggling with addiction to recognize unhealthy behaviors and coping mechanisms that may be contributing to the […]

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