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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Healing the Addicted Brain

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For someone that has a drug or alcohol addiction, sometimes it can feel like you’re cursed to be “different” forever. While some of those traits come from having an addictive personality, there are deeper neurological issues at play. The problem with an addicted brain is that it has been recalibrated to require drug…

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Depression and Addiction – How Are They Related?

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When it comes to co-occurring disorders, depression and addiction often come to mind. Besides the fact that depression can cause someone to experiment with substances, once someone uses drugs and/or alcohol, a person can become depressed after the high is over, and even during withdrawal and recovery. If you are…

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The Role Anxiety Plays in Addiction

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Anxiety can be characterized by feelings of worry or unease, particularly regarding an event or a situation with an uncertain outcome. However, medically speaking, anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychological illness and an estimated 18% of adults in the United States suffer from one. There are a couple…

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Treatment for Alcohol Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression, is not only characterized by sudden intense shifts in mood, but by sudden shifts in energy levels and behavior as well. When someone is in a manic state their judgment and ability to function cognitively is at risk for days, or even a…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Dual diagnosis treatment is actually a relatively new, though very effective, innovation in addiction recovery. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that people who experienced mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and delusional behavior were treated separately and differently from those who sought addiction treatment only for drug and alcohol…

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