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.

The Dual Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Man struggling with bipolar The American Journal of Managed Care reports that 56% of individuals with bipolar also experienced alcohol or drug addiction during their life. 46% of this group had also abused alcohol or were already addicted. 41% had abused drugs and alcohol was found to be the most commonly abused substance with those suffering with bipolar disorder. [...]
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Nature Hikes For Mental Health: What Are The Benefits?

Mountain Range Nature Hikes For Mental Health - Addiction Hope It’s well understood that the culture of our lives has changed at breakneck speed. One of the drawbacks of such a pace might be the sharp increase in mental health and anxiety disorders. Though technology isn’t all to blame, it has changed the way we live our lives to such a degree that time outdoors [...]
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Meditation For Anxiety: How This Practice Can Be The Solution

Meditation For Anxiety On Beach - Addiction Hope Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. They affect more than 40 million adults across the nation. Children and teens suffer from these disorders, too, although it’s hard to determine the exact number. Whether due to fast-paced lifestyles or higher levels of stress, anxiety disorders have sharply increased [...]
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What’s The Link Between Alcohol And Depression?

Link Between Alcohol And Depression - Addiction Hope People around the world use alcohol to escape the trials of life. Drinking can boost one’s mood and confidence. Because it slows the nervous system, alcohol has been used for centuries as a way to unwind and reduce stress levels. These positive effects, however, are only temporary. Just a few hours after consuming alcohol, the [...]
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Dual Diagnosis Explained: Two Conditions To Battle

What Is Dual Diagnosis Explained - Addiction Hope Until as recently as the 1990s, people thought of addiction as a condition separate from mental illness. While this was not necessarily wrong, it meant many addicts did not get the help they needed for preexisting mental conditions. These individuals did not receive complete treatment, and their recovery processes were more difficult. Yet, at the [...]
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