The Truth About Ptsd and Alcoholism

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disorder that is typically caused by a severe traumatic experience, or a set of traumatic experiences. The American Psychiatric Association reports that PTSD affects over

What is Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment?

Up until the 1990s, individuals who were struggling with an addictive disorder and a mental health disorder were treated for each individual issue in two separate facilities. Mental health concerns were typically addressed in a

The Best Non-Narcotic and Non-Addictive Treatments for Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety – as a general term – concerns the way your body reacts to stressful situations and circumstances. It is completely normal for everyone to feel some degree of anxiety when living

Does Anxiety Cause Addiction?

Addiction and mental health go hand in hand. In many cases, co-occurring disorders present a “chicken or egg” type of situation, and it can be difficult to pinpoint which came first. It is very common

How to Tell If Your Child Is Abusing Alcohol

For many teenagers and young adults, experimenting with marijuana and alcohol are actually the norm. However, there is a huge distinction between experimentation and abuse. Most teenagers will be peer pressured into trying a beer

New Year, New Sober You – Staying Grateful in Your First Year of Recovery

Those who have been in recovery long-term will almost always confirm that the first year of sobriety is the most difficult. It’s recommended that those new to recovery hold off on making any major changes

Uncovering Addiction During the Holidays – What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?

The holiday season is a time of friends, family, festivities, and – for many – pretty heavy drinking. Because alcohol is so prevalent, it can be difficult to pick up on symptoms of alcoholism.

4 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

National Recovery month is coming to a close, but the journey toward sobriety is just beginning for many people with substance use disorders. There are millions of Americans in recovery, so

Immersing Yourself In Addiction Recovery

If you have successfully completed a program of addiction recovery, you are in good position. You have learned that it is possible to break the cycle of addiction. You know working a program is possible

Using Neuroscience to Battle Teen Addiction

If you’re a parent wondering how to discuss the dangers of substance abuse with your teen, it’s important to remember their brain is still developing. The brain is the last part of the human body