man coping with anxiety during a pandemic

Covid-19 Isolation Getting You Down? Consider Anxiety Treatment

As COVID-19 forces more and more people to stay home for extended periods, depression and anxiety symptoms are likely to worsen. Sadly, these issues may trigger real physical and emotional health issues and even increase a person’s risk of drug addiction. Therefore, the benefits of anxiety treatment should not be ignored because it may help…

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Mental Disorders From Drug Use: The Complicated Case of the Dual Diagnosis

Often, we think of mental disorders as causing substance use disorders. Sometimes, however, it’s the drugs that cause the resulting mental condition. Mental disorders from drug use typically happen over time. When someone abuses a class of drug such as opioids or benzodiazepine for a long period, it causes changes to take place inside the brain. As…

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Substance Abuse Preventions: Spotting the Signs of Mental Illness

Substance Abuse Preventions Substance abuse preventions typically begin in the home. That’s to say, children who see parents or other caretakers commonly using drugs are more likely to begin using drugs themselves. This is referred to as a risk factor for addiction. Unfortunately, thousands of parents in this country self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. As a result,…

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Clear Signs of Drug Use That Often Accompany Mental Illness

Clear Signs of Drug Use More than 43 million people experience some form of mental illness in a given year in this country. Whether it’s a mild form of anxiety or the severe onset of schizophrenia, mental disorders regularly affect a large portion of the country’s population. Unfortunately, not everyone who is ill seeks professional treatment for mental illness…

woman sitting considering the signs of codependency

Signs of Codependency

In any healthy relationship, there is a continuous give-and-take. At any given time, one partner or the other may need an extra bit of help. This type of dependency is fine. When you hear the term “codependency,” this is not the type of relationship we are talking about. In a codependent relationship, everything is lopsided.…