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.

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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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 Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

Many who struggle with substance abuse are also dealing with a co-occurring mental health disorder, a phenomenon we refer to as a dual diagnosis. When we help someone with a dual diagnosis at The Treatment Center, we know it isn’t just about treating an addiction – it’s also about the other aspects of a mental […]

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5 Warning Signs of Codependency

5 Warning Signs of Codependency

Codependency is an excessive physical, psychological, or emotional reliance on a relationship that isn’t healthy. Codependent behaviors can destroy a person’s other relationships while jeopardizing that person’s health, career, and happiness. At The Treatment Center, we’ve helped many people with addiction, but we consider their loved ones in the equation as well. If there are […]

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