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Signs of Anxiety

If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety or experiencing signs of anxiety, you are far from alone. Anxiety-related disorders are the most common mental health problem in the United States. In fact, anxiety-related disorders impact over 18% of Americans each year. When you are struggling with anxiety, symptoms can become disabling. Signs…

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Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol has the potential to cause physical dependency, which causes you to experience painful and potentially fatal detox symptoms if you stop drinking. Another complication of abusing alcohol is that it can cause mood changes and aggravate underlying mental health disorders, like depression. Alcohol and depression are often strongly connected because depression can cause you…

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Each year, 17.5 million Americans struggle with a serious mental health disorder, while another 19.7 million meet the criteria for a substance abuse disorder. Mental health disorders and addiction can both cause disabling and deadly symptoms, especially when left untreated. When you have a mental health disorder, symptoms increase your chances of using and abusing…

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Stress Management Techniques

During addiction, prioritizing drugs and alcohol increases interpersonal conflict and problems with friends, family members, and loved ones. Stress is also a major trigger for many mental health conditions, like anxiety. When you’re recovering from either, learning effective stress management techniques is a vital way to learn how to manage your symptoms with addiction treatment…

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate, Neither Should Addiction Treatment

Roughly 23 million  American adults will struggle with a substance use disorder at some point in their lives. That’s almost ten percent of the population! Sadly, of those 23 million people 75% reported not having received any help at all.    Some people grow out of their addictions, some are able to help themselves, and…

Meet Me in the Middle: Why The Working Class Is Overlooked When It Comes To Addiction

The opioid crisis continues to expand into suburbs and more affluent areas, and now we’ve started to hear the message that “addiction doesn’t discriminate.” The statement is meant to showcase that addiction can affect people regardless of economic status, to change the way we view those struggling with addiction.    On the one hand, this…

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Fun Sober Activities

While addiction and substance abuse disorders are prevalent, roughly 10% of adults in the United States are actively recovering. During recovery, it can be hard to discover fun sober activities. When you struggle with addiction, your life revolves around your substance of choice, which can make it hard to find ways to have fun without…

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Am I an Alcoholic?

When you drink in excess regularly, you may wonder, am I an alcoholic? While binge drinking occasionally isn’t necessarily a sure sign of alcoholism, it does indicate that you abuse alcohol. The longer you abuse or misuse alcohol, the greater your chances are of developing a physical or psychological dependence on alcohol. If you feel…

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Benefits of a Family Program

Another unfortunate consequence of addiction and substance abuse disorders is that it is a family disease, meaning that it affects the people you love most. When you receive help for a substance abuse problem, family therapy in Dallas, Texas is an integral part of your treatment. Among the many benefits of a family program is…

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CBT vs DBT

Tens of millions of Americans struggle with substance abuse disorders, alcoholism, and mental health disorders every year. Both substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions are chronic, meaning that you have to learn how to manage your symptoms throughout your lifetime to recover. Mental health disorders and addiction are also deadly. Cognitive and dialectical behavioral…