a man drinking his pain of Alcohol and Depression away

Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can also cause serious medical and mental health problems, which can shorten your life expectancy and diminish your overall quality of life. Because alcoholism leads to significant neurotransmitter imbalances, alcohol and depression oftentimes co-occur. Each year, alcoholism and alcohol abuse impact 15 million Americans ages 18 and older. Although alcohol is…

a woman practicing Stress Management Techniques after feeling pressure

Stress Management Techniques

Since addiction is a chronic disease, there is not a cure. However, treatment can help you fully recover. Substance abuse treatment utilizes evidence-based treatments, like stress management techniques, and holistic therapies, like meditation, to provide you with the support, guidance, and understanding you need to recover. If you are battling alcoholism, addiction, or a substance…

a doctor answering a patients question of What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Mental health disorders, which can impact your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, can increase your chances of developing an addiction. Especially if you don’t receive treatment for your symptoms. That means that having a dual diagnosis is possible and can complicate your recovery process. But what is dual diagnosis? Substance abuse disorders, addictions, and alcoholism impact…

a group of friends enjoying a Sober New Years

Sober New Years

If you’re in recovery, celebrating a sober New Year’s can seem like an imposing task, especially in early recovery. During addiction, holidays, especially ones that encourage drinking, typically involve parties and intoxication. This can make it hard to find ways to have a fun, sober New Year’s. Luckily, 10% of Americans are in active recovery,…