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.

Current Advocacy Efforts for Mental Health Legislation

Man at lake thinking about mental health When it comes to the world of mental health, we may be experiencing a global human rights crisis. Individuals with a mental illness or disability are exposed to a wide array of human rights violations including discrimination, ridicule, bias and isolation. In many countries and regions, people do not even have access to basic mental [...]
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Aggression Disorder Linked to Substance Abuse

Woman struggling with an aggression disorder A recent study by researchers at the University of Chicago unearthed significantly greater risks of substance abuse for individuals with an aggression disorder. Individuals with aggressive behavioral tendencies were found to be at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana than those who did not exhibit frequent aggressive behavior. [...]
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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

Teens facing substance use disorder 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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