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drinking alcohol to treat PTSD
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PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

As the nation faces a healthcare pandemic and struggles to gain footing on a mounting addiction epidemic, heightened stress and anxiety levels have become the new norm. Still, there are plenty of misconceptions and myths surrounding dual diagnosis…
what is a co-occurring disorder
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What is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Mental illness and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand for many individuals. Sadly, facing coexisting disorders like addiction and mental illness can make both disorders considerably worse. Overcoming each is possible and it’s important…
Antidepressant Abuse And Addiction
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Signs of Abusing Antidepressants

In the last year, mental health was a major concern for most American’s. In fact, during the global pandemic, incidence of mental disorders increased 50%, according to a Gallup poll. Alcohol and other substance abuse also surged, with young…
Adderall Abuse And Depression
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Adderall and Depression

Depression is one of the most debilitating mental health issues impacting millions of Americans every year. Having major depression can increase the risk of substance abuse, and even suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among…
deal with stress without alcohol
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How to Deal With Stress Without Alcohol

Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Anything from everyday responsibilities like work and family to serious life events such as a health diagnosis or the death of a loved one can trigger the onset of stress.…
Substance Abuse Group Therapy Treatment
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Benefits of Group Therapy for Substance Abuse

Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can be overwhelming and frightening, and if you have decided to seek help, congratulations. Many options for treatment are available in Colorado, including highly effective addiction rehab programs.…
Mental Health And Addiction
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Serotonin vs Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms

Cultivating a happy, calm, and motivated mind that finds ease in concentrating, relaxing, and sleeping soundly is no simple undertaking. There are many factors that affect a person’s mental wellbeing, and one of the most significant is a group…
Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms
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Dopamine Burnout

If dopamine is our brain’s feel-good chemical, what happens when this neurotransmitter production is exhausted? Dopamine deficiency is real and extremely problematic for people currently experiencing downturns in dopamine production. After…
dealing with addiction and peer pressure
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How to Deal with Peer Pressure

It’s natural for people to identify with or compare themselves to their peers. Peer pressure is a force that nearly everyone has faced at some point. Through growth and a renewed sense of independence, young adults tend to question how they…
Treating Anxiety With Gabapentin
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Is Gabapentin Used for Anxiety?

Gabapentin is a psychoactive medication that helps address many different types of psychological and physical disorders. Gabapentin can help address nervous system disorders, cure nerve pain, and can help to reduce seizures in children and adults.…