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Substance Abuse and Anxiety Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to hit people battling a substance use disorder (SUD) really hard. Those with an anxiety disorder or prone to using drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety symptoms may also wind up needing anxiety treatment during this time. Meanwhile, widespread panic continues… Continue Reading Substance Abuse and Anxiety Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety and Addiction

The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. Because one in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, it’s critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. So here’s what you need to know and how to get help with substance abuse disorders for yourself… Continue Reading Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety and Addiction

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20 Mental Illness Statistics You Need to Know

While millions of people suffer from mental illness in the US, countless individuals and their families remain in the shadows, trying to be strong. They keep it in the family and will not seek professional help. But these mental illness statistics may change how you think about mental illness, loved ones with mental illness, and… Continue Reading 20 Mental Illness Statistics You Need to Know

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What Is Psychotherapy?

What is psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that has proven helpful in treating mental health issues. Also, it’s an important part of many addiction treatment programs. Through the use of psychotherapy, clients learn to recognize and to redirect negative or magical thinking patterns. Thus, they may experience reality in a positive and… Continue Reading What Is Psychotherapy?

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What are Some Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery?

Stress is a known risk factor in addiction relapse. Finding the right coping skills is an essential part of creating a relapse prevention plan. For many, the stress triggers in their life are the underlying cause of drug or alcohol use. For others, it’s the stress of maintaining their sobriety that leads to relapse. Either… Continue Reading What are Some Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery?

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Types of Mental Illness: What You Should Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in five people in this country has a diagnosed mental illness. The exact cause of different types off mental illness remains unclear, but there appear to be both biological and environmental factors involved. To better understand how to treat these conditions, you should know more… Continue Reading Types of Mental Illness: What You Should Know