Population Most At-Risk for Substance Abuse

Population Most At-Risk for Substance Abuse

Those with Mental Illness are Most Susceptible to Addiction Many of us will not have an issue with substance abuse or mental illness throughout our lives but some of us are at a higher risk for substance abuse based on the state...
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03/13 2019
The Connection Between Addiction and Gambling

The Connection Between Addiction and Gambling

How One Affects the Other Many individuals are able to go to the casino and enjoy their time there in moderation without feeling the urge to continue to spend their money. Others, however, do not have the capacity to call it quits...
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03/11 2019
Veterans, Mental Illness, and Addiction

Veterans, Mental Illness, and Addiction

Veterans are More Likely to Struggle With Mental Illness and Addiction Veterans face a series of struggles once they have completed their military duty and are back home. Many of these veterans have seen and been a part of traumatic scenes during...
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03/07 2019
The Benefits of Neurofeedback in Addiction Recovery

The Benefits of Neurofeedback in Addiction Recovery

Retraining the Brain When an individual struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the chemical makeup of the brain is altered. If you have a co-occurring disorder such as a mental health issue, the brain does not function ‘regularly’. Part of...
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02/26 2019
Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol and Depression

The Causal Relationship Between the Two There is a distinct and definite relationship between alcohol and depression; alcohol can cause one to become depressed while having depression can result in alcohol abuse. This vicious cycle requires professional treatment services in order to...
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02/11 2019
How to Conquer and Manage Co-Occurring Disorders

How to Conquer and Manage Co-Occurring Disorders

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Can Help Manage Both Disorders What is a co-occurring disorder? Those who suffer from co-occurring disorders struggle with both an underlying mental health illness as well as a substance abuse problem. These two disorders require unique and separate treatment...
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01/28 2019
The Relationship Between Mental Health and Addiction

The Relationship Between Mental Health and Addiction

The State of Your Mental Health Can be the Foundation of Your Addiction Studies have shown that there is a strong connection between mental illness and addiction. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 69 percent of those who suffer...
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01/08 2019