mental health

What Are Co-Occuring Disorders?

What Are Co-Occuring Disorders?

Problems of mental health and substance abuse affect people from all backgrounds and often are found as a co-occuring discorder. Such illnesses are widespread, chronic and often serious, but they are treatable and can be recovered from. Such problems will influence...
Handling Anxiety During Recovery

Handling Anxiety During Recovery

Nearly everyone deals with anxiety at some stage in their lives which can be manipulative and cause a person to develop negative thoughts. Sometimes, people may not realize they struggle with anxiety until they experience something like a panic attack. Substance abuse...
Dual Diagnosis Defined

Dual Diagnosis Defined

Dual diagnosis refers to a person who has developed an addiction alongside a mental health issue. These issues can differ from person to person. Someone may be depressed or anxious and struggle with alcohol consumption. Others might habitually use marijuana while...
How to Deal With Anxiety Without Substance Abuse

How to Deal With Anxiety Without Substance Abuse

Unwanted feelings like anxiety can often lead a person to begin abusing drugs and alcohol. Many individuals use these substances to numb the feelings temporarily and feel more relaxed around other people, others do so to cope with feelings of anxiety around...
Diseases That Addiction Can Cause

Diseases That Addiction Can Cause

Addiction and substance abuse is a worldwide problem, especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported in 2014 that over 10% of people ages 12 and older have or were actively using illegal substances as well as alcohol. So it...
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