Why Mental Illness often Leads to Substance Abuse

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Mental illness is a condition that is still being studied in great depth among researchers today. Much is not yet known about the causes of mental illness, but the implications of these disorders are now more widely understood. Mental illness often leads to substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment centers…

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Emotional Trauma Can Lead to Addiction

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Many people blame emotional trauma that often happens in childhood for challenges in later life, one of those being substance abuse. We believe this is done rightfully so because trauma can devastate a person for a long time. Emotional trauma is often hard to gauge, but it is important that…

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Loneliness and Addiction

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Loneliness and addiction go hand-in-hand, with substance abuse being fueled by feelings of being alone that trigger depression for many addicts. Loneliness is a factor that contributes to many people’s drug abuse or alcoholism. Someone who feels left out, alone, or unable to connect with others may use drugs or…

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Co-Occurring Disorders – What Does It Mean?

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“Co-Occurring” (or co-morbid) Disorder refers to a person experiencing more than one behavioral health problem at the same time. Most often, this term refers to a substance use disorder occurring along with another type of behavioral health problem. At times, it can refer to a medical condition with emotional…

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