Mental Health

There is a significant correlation between addiction and mental health. One could even argue that in order to understand addiction, you must have insight into a user’s mental state. Learn more about the connection between mental health and substance use disorders.

How to Cope with Depression (Without Drugs)

The physical and psychological effects of drug and alcohol withdrawal are frequent topics of discussion. Less frequently addressed, however, is the emotional toll of withdrawal. Depression is a fairly common withdrawal side effect for heavy and long-term substance...

Alternatives To Stimulants For ADHD

Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin are all common stimulant medications prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They all carry similar benefits and risks, with addiction being one of the possible risks. Although these medications are mostly...

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Trauma and Mental Health Conditions as Related to Addiction

You’ve probably heard of dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders when you were getting assessed for an addiction treatment program. If not, you’ve probably heard it online when learning more about the different types of treatment plans and options that are available....

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis refers to a person that is suffering from substance use disorder in addition to an underlying psychiatric or mental health issue. While alcoholism and drug addiction are themselves mental disorders, many people that are experiencing addiction also have...

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The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The proponents of safe injection sites feel that the sites are a welcome addition to the fight against addiction. Specifically, they believe that they are a benefit to public health and the community. On the other hand, the opponents of safe injection sites vehemently...

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World Suicide Prevention Day – What You Can Do to Help

World Suicide Prevention Day – What You Can Do to Help

The Foundation for Suicide Prevention tells us that 44,965 Americans die by suicide each year! This number has increased dramatically in the last few years. This leads us to ask the question: why are people dying by suicide, and what we can do to help save...

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Common Short-Term and Long-Term Xanax Side Effects

Common Short-Term and Long-Term Xanax Side Effects

Xanax is the 5th most prescribed drug in America, so it's important to fully understand the short-term and long-term Xanax side effects that are expected. These prescription medications are part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines treat...

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How Fentanyl Addiction Affects the Brain

How Fentanyl Addiction Affects the Brain

Fentanyl addiction is incredibly common in America. Studies show that more and more Americans are abusing this drug. Unfortunately, abuse often leads to overdose. The overdose numbers for this type of substance abuse is appalling. There’s been an increase of...

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Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Withdrawals

Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Withdrawals

Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in all of America, so understanding the signs and symptoms of marijuana withdrawals is quite important. Many admit to using the drug at least once. Many Americans are regular users. They first smoked marijuana for fun, but...

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Building a Strong Social Network: Do NA Meetings Work?

Building a Strong Social Network: Do NA Meetings Work?

A Brief Look at Narcotics Anonymous Founded in 1953, this addiction recovery treatment program is similar to Alcoholics AnonymousNA meetings are usually open to anyone struggling with substance abuseFaith-based treatment program that uses a 12 step programInformation...

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Bipolar 2 Disorder and Its Involvement with a Dual Diagnosis

Bipolar 2 Disorder and Its Involvement with a Dual Diagnosis

When dealing with an alcohol or drug addiction, many drug addicts and alcoholics also struggle with a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring disorder, involves a concurrent presence of both of a substance use disorder and a mental health...

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What To Look For in Your Florida Detox Center

What To Look For in Your Florida Detox Center

You might be asking yourself, why Florida?  The answer is more simple than you think. It’s a beautiful place. It’s remote, the weather is nice and there are many things to do. It can be hard to distinguish the qualities between detox centers in Florida and figure out...

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