Dual Diagnosis

Addiction and Dual Diagnosis

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, when someone has a substance use disorder, it’s very common for them to also have some other mental health diagnosis. For example, addiction to drugs or alcohol addiction tends to co-occur with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other similar conditions. When someone has a substance use […]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Substance Abuse

Having a mental or behavioral disorder doesn’t automatically mean dealing with a substance use disorder. However, other co-occurring mental health disorders can raise the risk of addiction.  Oppositional defiant disorder is mental health and behavioral disorder that may create a higher risk of substance abuse and dependence. What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional defiant disorder, […]

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Long Term Side Effects of Covid 19

Long-Term Side Effects of COVID-19 and Addiction

A Lot of information has surfaced in the study of treating the long-term side effects of COVID-19 since its earlier stages of research. Much effort has gone into organizing this complex data while more answers are yet to surface. A bit of advice common to all who know better: Seek professional guidance under all circumstances. […]

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The Link Between ADHD and Substance Abuse

Numerous studies conducted have found a link and underlined the importance of that link between ADHD and substance abuse.  It seems that adolescents and young adults with ADHD are more prone to substance abuse and addictions than the general public.  This article will dive into ADHD and its symptoms, the possible causes that increase the […]

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coronavirus anxiety

How Coronavirus Anxiety Affects Substance Abuse

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed all of our lives. This is true for people around the globe, as is the case with serious infectious diseases. There are so many aspects of coronavirus anxiety that can then carry over into other parts of your life. Researchers and mental health experts think the fear we feel about […]

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The Relationship Between Insomnia and Substance Abuse

Chronic insomnia is a widespread sleep disorder. At least 25% of people in the U.S. experience insomnia symptoms every year. There are so many reasons that we’re a country deprived of sleep and struggling to get enough. We prioritize working long hours, being connected to devices, and consuming large amounts of stimulants like caffeine. These […]

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