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.

Suicide & Teenagers – Battling Depression, Restoring Faith

Teenager battling depression and suicide “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.” -Dr. [...]
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Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use: What is the Connection?

Couple struggling with alcohol abuse and bipolar disorder Bipolar and alcohol are often a common comorbid issue. Symptom relief in those struggling with bipolar is one reason individuals turn to substances to help ease episodes of mania, irritability, or depression. Bipolar Defined Bipolar is a mental health disorder that can cause sudden and irregular changes in mood, energy, and activity level [1]. It [...]
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How Do I Know if I Need a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

Woman with dual diagnosis Dual Diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders and can be defined as when a person has both a substance abuse disorder and a mental illness at the same time. Either disorder can develop first and typically symptoms worsen with the development of substance use to manage the symptoms of the mental health disorder. [...]
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Attracting Emotionally Unavailable & Abusive Partners

Couple walking on the beach Every person who ever lived struggled with repeating behaviors they regretted, weren’t effective or they didn’t like! It is actually unavoidable to a degree; because of the way our brains work. If you have re-entered relationships, begun others that turned out the same, or simply dropped your coffee on the same spot over and over [...]
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PTSD & War Heroes, Spiritual Needs of Our Returning Veterans

Two soldiers on patrol 8The Bible begins and ends with a war. The classic “good vs. evil” narrative is the central storyline of God’s word. Before George Lucas and Star Wars, we had God walking in the Garden of Eden and His nemesis, a serpent, waging war in the most epic “Good vs. Evil” story that the world has [...]
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