What Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Depression and Addiction Look Like?

It’s common for those with a depressive order to struggle with substance abuse issues. Depression can lead many to attempt to distract themselves or mask the problem with drugs or alcohol, which may help them momentarily, but ultimately causes the depression to worsen. A dual diagnosis treatment program is often necessary to address these co-occurring…

Counterin the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences Through Therapy

Countering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

A new study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information has found that positive childhood experiences (PCEs) are critical for excellent mental health in adulthood. The greater amount of negative childhood experiences a person has, the more likely they are to experience poor health as an adult. These adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may lead…

Mental Health Awareness Month

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In many communities, it’s an opportunity to participate in local events and activities that promote mental wellness. It’s also an ideal time to examine the way your own thoughts impact your quality of life. Many Americans struggle with conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma disorder, and more. Sadly, instead…

The Connection Between ADHD and Addiction

The Connection Between ADHD and Addiction

More than 6 million U.S. children from ages 2 to 17 are currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also estimates that two-thirds of these children (64 percent) also have other co-occurring mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders (1). According to the National…

The Telltale Signs of Codependency

Have you or someone you love been displaying signs of codependency? Codependency is something many people have, but they don’t realize it. Additionally, for some, codependency can take over their life to the point of not being able to function normally. Codependency can develop in many forms, but the result is the same. Unfortunately, you don’t realize how…