Mental Health & Addiction

How Depression and Substance Abuse Are Linked

How Depression and Substance Abuse Are Linked Many people diagnosed with clinical depression drink. Many people who drink heavily also develop depression. We call this a bidirectional occurrence. The two diseases co-occur in many individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the neurological disease, clinical depression affects about 10 percent of the American population. Not […]

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Substance Abuse & Sex Addiction: Co-Occurring Disorders & Recovery

Addiction comes in many forms, most addictions involve the abuse of a psychoactive substance such as illegal drugs or alcohol. The word “addiction” comes from the Latin phrase, “ad dictum,” which means “to the dictator.” That alone is very instructive. But addiction might best be described as a progressive disorder of choice where the sufferer

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