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.

Serial Marital Affairs – What is My End Game?

Marriage There is a strangely high incidence of suicide within the comedian population. Just in recent years, there were the high profile suicides of Andrew Koenig and Robin Williams. These happy, sarcastic, satyr and gifted artists often struggle with depression and self-reproach. What is happening? A strong theory held by many is that these characters have [...]
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Suicide & Teenagers – Battling Depression, Restoring Faith

Teenager battling food addiction “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 sitting next to her car 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 after being married 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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