Tag Archives: Depression

The Danger of Using Alcohol to Cope with Depression

Woman drinking alcohol Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls A recent study released by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that alcohol abuse and depression were among the top causes of avoidable emergency room visits on a national level, highlighting the seriousness of these mental health issues. Preventable issues could be defined as [...]
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Depression & Sex Addiction: How Can God Help Me?

Woman who is struggling with Depression “The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.” [1] [...]
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Self-Medicating for Depression in the Retirement Community

Couple in the fall Widening research has discovered significant associations between retirement and increases in the risk of clinical depression, and even suicide, among men. According to a report released by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), retirement was found to elevate chances of clinical depression by 40 percent alongside increasing the likelihood of being diagnosed with a physical [...]
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Depression & Oxy Addiction: Finding Coping Tools in Recovery

Woman in sunglasses A study from Saint Louis University suggested that long-term or chronic use of opioid painkillers significantly increases the risks of major depression. Medical records of about 50,000 veterans were analyzed who were given opioid painkillers for the first time in their life and had no history of depression. It was concluded that patients who consumed [...]
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Co-Occurring Seasonal Depression and Substance Abuse and During the Holidays

Man climbing to recovery of sexual addiction In 2007, the National Institute on Drug Use (NIDA) reported that approximately 60% of substance abusers have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Fall and winter can be a stressful time environmentally and situationally for sufferers. With darker months, individuals with seasonal depression are increased risks, some of which are boredom due to limited outside activity [...]
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