Depression

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know

2019-05-17T20:27:24+00:00

The easiest way to stop a potential relapse is to simply avoid relapse triggers. These are situations, experiences, places, even people who bring out your inner urges to use drugs or alcohol. Sometimes it’s a holiday or special day when maybe you lost someone close to you. Or it could be a club or place you used to hang out when you were using that makes you romanticize your past substance abuse. It could even be a family member or friend who you previously used with that makes you want to do it again.

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know 2019-05-17T20:27:24+00:00

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

2019-05-04T01:23:48+00:00

The US Department of Health and Human Services notes that, mental health and substance use disorders may share similar, underlying causes for their development. These include changes in brain chemistry, genetic vulnerabilities and childhood exposure to extreme stress or trauma. These problems are further compounded when the person begins using drugs or alcohol to hide their symptoms. Studies have shown that people who struggle with anxiety or mood disorders are almost twice as likely to struggle with addiction than the average person is.

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment 2019-05-04T01:23:48+00:00

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & Addiction

2018-12-18T22:55:31+00:00

Mental health issues and substance abuse are often deeply connected in the human brain. According to the NationalInstitute of Mental Health (NIMH), people who experience depression disorders, such as seasonal affective disorder are more likely to have a drug or alcohol abuse problem. As the days are shorter and the sunlight escapes our daily experience, [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & Addiction 2018-12-18T22:55:31+00:00