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May 29, 2019

Depression and Addiction

Depression and Addiction’s Dangerous Cycle Every now and then, people experience the blues. After a stressful day at work, relationship issues or a traumatic experience it is normal for people to feel a little bit down for a period of time. However, depression is a very different thing. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression […]

May 24, 2019

Suicide and Addiction

The Link Between Suicide and Addiction Addiction can cause a wide range of health problems. Not only can it deteriorate a person’s body physically, but it can make someone’s mental health much worse. This is because addiction stems from a root cause. Often, this root cause is a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression […]

March 4, 2019

What is the Therapeutic Alliance?

Understanding The Therapeutic Alliance The Therapeutic Alliance is a powerful factor in the process of emotional and psychological healing during addiction recovery. There are major four pillars that make up the Therapeutic Alliance, with the singular goal of saving lives and helping you grow a bond with your therapist. The four pillars of the Therapeutic […]

February 22, 2019

How Do I Get My Family Back?

Can You Get Your Family Back After Addiction? One of the hallmarks of addiction is suffering from a broken relationship with your family. Withdrawing and isolating yourself from loved ones in order to hide your addiction is very common as your social circle changes. Being defensive about your addiction, or even remaining in denial, are […]

February 22, 2019

How Do I Know If I Have a Drug Problem?

Do I Have a Drug Problem? Drug addiction is a growing epidemic, affecting millions of people all over the world. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults battled a substance use disorder in 2014. There can be many reasons someone might fall into a drug […]

February 14, 2019

Can Anxiety Cause Addiction?

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a disorder that affects millions of people. It is defined as: “a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.” Anxiety can stem from a traumatic event, such as military combat or abuse, or anxiety can manifest naturally, like with […]

February 6, 2019

How Attorneys Can Help Their Clients With Treatment

Attorneys Helping Clients with Treatment If you are an attorney and your client seriously needs help with their issues with addiction, now is the best time to help them get the treatment they need. When people are suffering from addiction, they act out in ways that they normally wouldn’t. One of the biggest red flags […]

January 17, 2019

My Anxiety Keeps Me From Reaching Out, Can You Help?

Anxiety and Addiction Many people with anxiety are also living with addiction. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 20 percent of Americans with an anxiety or mood disorder have an alcohol or other substance use disorder. In addition, about 20 percent of those with an alcohol or substance use […]

December 28, 2018

I have Depression and I am Addicted, What Gets Treated First?

Depression and Addiction If you are suffering from addiction, you are more than likely also suffering from another trauma, as well. This can include such things as mental illness, like depression. Mental illness and addiction often work together to exacerbate the other. Do you find yourself reaching for a drink or drugs if your depression […]

December 21, 2018

Can I Get Back What Addiction Has Made Me Lose?

Breaking free from addiction When someone is experiencing active addiction, many casualties come along the way. This can mean severely fractured relationships with loved ones, including: spouses, children, parents and siblings. Careers become less of a priority, so the likelihood that a job has been lost is very high. When someone loses a job, they […]