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.

Depression Often Co-Exists with Addiction & Substance Abuse

Woman thinking about Depression Co-Exists with Addiction and addiction treatment “Depression is the inability to construct a future” ~ Rollo May The National Institute of Mental Health states that 16.2 million adults in the United States have experienced depression. They estimate 3.1 million US adolescents have suffered from depression. It is a national problem for many! Consequently, many seek to drown our depression in alcohol, [...]
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Depression & Self-Medication: A Dangerous Attempt at Self Care

picture of guy in midst of Depression & Self-Medication with head in hands and the picture is shattered Depression is a mood disorder that is technically referred to as Major Depressive Disorder. It is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Sadly, depression and self-medication are far too often intertwined. The sadness and pain are frequently too much to handle and sufferers resort to self-medicating with recreational drugs and alcohol [...]
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Acute Stress Management in Our Sad Era of Terrorism

Woman in hat struggling with Mixing Cold Medications with Prescription Drugs Everyone experiences pain, whether it be physical or mental. When pain becomes too intense to handle, as humans, we attempt to find a solution to cope. Some examples of coping with physical or mental pain can be consuming large amounts of alcohol or other drugs, engaging in bingeing and/or purging, or inflicting harm to oneself. [...]
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Opioid Addiction: Managing Depression During Long-Term Recovery

Man struggling with Opioid Addiction Depression and opioid abuse are common among all age groups. Through recent research, new findings have emerged about the connection between depression and opioid addictions. Learning to manage your long-term recovery from both addiction and depression is a difficult process that can be managed with a mix of therapies, treatment, and aftercare support. Opioids Role [...]
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Panic Attacks and Addiction to Valium

Man looking at the water Around six million adult Americans experience panic disorder annually. Panic disorders are usually found to develop in early adulthood, exposing women to twice a greater likelihood as men of having panic disorder. [1] What makes matters even worse is the excessive use of depressants to cure panic attacks. One such popular benzodiazepine is Valium, a [...]
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