Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders

7 01, 2018

How Trauma and Addiction are Connected

2018-01-07T03:44:04+00:00 January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

The True Definition Of Trauma Unfortunately, trauma is a part of life. Research suggests that most people experience some kind of trauma even before they become an adult. Trauma is defined by the dictionary as “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” If you think of trauma in this way, you might consider anything that [...]

11 11, 2017

Reform Needed: How We Should Be Addressing Addiction Issues Among Veterans

2017-11-18T03:20:53+00:00 November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.” ~ Charles B. Rangel Veterans of the U.S. military often face a higher risk of substance abuse and addiction. This is especially if they [...]

1 10, 2017

14 Interesting Facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder

2018-02-19T22:13:30+00:00 October 1st, 2017|2 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects between 4-6% of Americans, according to the American Association of Family Physician. Another 10% to 20% will experience a mild version of SAD. Usually, children and teenagers don’t experience symptoms of SAD. It tends to affect women over the age of 20. SAD is a seasonal mood disorder relating [...]

23 07, 2017

What is borderline personality disorder and does it relate to addiction?

2017-07-10T18:07:51+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Borderline personality disorder was a recently recognized disorder in 1980. When you compare it to other psychiatric disorders, it is quite behind on research. This has caused it to be misunderstood by the public which perpetuates the feeling of isolation the disorder causes. Some people are highly functional with BPD but it’s likely their private [...]

7 07, 2017

How are Bipolar 2 and Addiction Related to Each Other

2017-07-10T17:25:27+00:00 July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Bipolar 2 is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Incidentally, this condition is often related to addiction. The question many people want to know the answer to is, why? In order to understand why, it’s important to understand what Bipolar II disorder is. Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar [...]

12 06, 2017

Universities in WA State That Help Students Out with Substance Abuse Struggles

2018-02-26T22:25:57+00:00 June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

To some degree, almost every university in Washington State supports students with substance abuse problems. Some universities have full services that include everything from courses about substance abuse to individual and group therapy. Other universities will have an online list of organizations they’re associated with that are readily available to assist students with drug and [...]

8 06, 2017

Anonymous Recovery Meeting Acronyms and What They Mean

2017-07-07T20:40:53+00:00 June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

What These 9 Anonymous Recovery Meeting Acronyms Mean Anonymous recovery meeting groups have been helping people with various addictions and behavioral problems since the late 1930’s. It began with Alcoholics Anonymous and their fundamental ideas on how to live a more fulfilling life without destructive patterns. The term “fellowship” which is used in many of [...]

4 05, 2017

Why OCD and Drug Abuse Go Together Like Peas and Carrots

2017-05-08T20:48:59+00:00 May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Obsessive compulsive disorder and drug addiction go hand-in-hand like many other co-occurring disorders. Treatment for each disorder depends on the other. Therefore, it’s imperative that rehabilitation centers focus on resolving both through proper management and therapy. What is a Co-Occurring Disorder and What Does It Have to Do with Addiction? According to the National Alliance [...]

16 04, 2017

Chronic Pain and Addiction: What are the Risks?

2017-04-03T22:32:29+00:00 April 16th, 2017|2 Comments

If you’re reading this, you are probably a human being. And, if you happen to be a human being, you know that physical pain is a part of life. We’ve all experienced varying degrees of pain at some point during our journey on planet Earth. Whether it’s a toothache, the stubbing of a toe, an [...]