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Self-Medicating Depression

Since depression symptoms will continue to get worse over time without treatment, having depression can increase your risk of suicide. Self-medicating depression is also a risk, as 15.6% of people with depression develop an alcohol misuse disorder, while another 18% of people with depression eventually have a substance abuse disorder. Depression impacts more than 16…

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Signs of Anxiety

Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. It is a normal human emotion and a natural response to stress or challenges. However, the signs of anxiety disorder display symptoms that are beyond normal responses. Anxiety disorder can manifest itself in ways that affect nearly every aspect of your life. Furthermore, it slowly…

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How Can EMDR Therapy Help With Trauma and Substance Abuse

Mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders can negatively impact your physical health, cognition, and relationships. Mental health disorders and addiction are both chronic and progressive diseases that change your brain chemistry and impair your judgment. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a highly effective treatment for PTSD. But how can EMDR therapy help…

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Preparing For Life After Rehab

Substance abuse disorders, alcoholism, and addiction are progressive and chronic. Addiction can impact your physical health, finances, and relationships. Substance abuse can also increase your risk of experiencing an overdose and reduce your quality of life. Attending a substance abuse treatment program is the best way to improve your chances of recovery. Treatment programs specialize…