Mental Health and Addiction Articles and Resources

Below are the latest articles on mental health issues and process addictions, many of which often tie into substance abuse. In the “Mental Health Navigation” menu, click on the drop-down arrow to find evergreen, general information related to mental health conditions, as well as process addictions such as food addiction and sexual addiction.

ADHD in Children – How to Manage Medicines like Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta

Child with ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent neurobiological disorders that inhibit children. 6.4 million American children, aged 4 to 17, have been diagnosed with ADHD. 6.1 percent of these children are being treated with medicine. ADHD is a condition that makes it harder to pay attention, causes hyperactivity and leads to [...]
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Millennials Too Stressed and Abusing Their Anti-anxiety Medications

Millenials Today, the millennials have emerged as the “anxious generation”. Anxiety has surpassed depression as the leading mental health concern. The American Psychological Association (APA) survey, Stress in America: Missing the Health Care Connection, marks the average stress level for Americans at 4.9 on a 10 point scale. A healthy level is around 3.6. Millennials reported [...]
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Connection Between Opioid Addiction and Mental Illness

Man on the beach Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC, Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Addiction to opioid based substances is something that commonly makes the news, with the latest celebrity coming forth with their addiction complications. While a variety of individuals are impacted by dependency on opioids, including painkillers and illicit drugs, the issue of addiction to [...]
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Tobacco Addiction and its Role in Depression

Smoking man It is commonly suggested that smoking has antidepressant effects and is known to relieve stress. Yet, smokers are 70 percent more susceptible to anxiety and depression than compared to non-smokers. A survey conducted by the British Heart Foundation found that a third of U.K. smokers claimed they couldn’t quit smoking as they were convinced of [...]
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Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Man addicted to alcohol Contributor: Marissa A. Angileri, MSW, CADC, Addiction Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Addiction and mental illness often times go hand in hand. Self-medicating with alcohol and/ or other drugs is a common way to cope with the uncomfortable emotions associated with mental illness. Bipolar is a chronic mental illness which affects a person’s mood and [...]
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