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The Link Between Personality Disorders and Substance Use

Research shows a connection between personality disorders and substance use disorders. The co-occurrence of these disorders frequently happens in clinical settings. The diagnoses of personality disorders appear to increase the likelihood of developing substance use disorders. However, many clients struggling with substance use disorders have at least one co-occurring personality disorder. We may recommend formal…

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Depression And Alcohol — A Deadly Combination

What types of clients are typical for depression treatment programs? While the answer, in general, is people struggling with depression, there’s also the fact that depression and substance abuse often co-occur. Many clients who undergo depression treatment programs may also need professional help to overcome a substance use disorder, like alcohol addiction. Depression and alcohol…

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Signs of a Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are mental illnesses in which a person displays rigid and long-term patterns of problematic behaviors and thoughts. These behaviors and ideas are challenging because they don’t easily adapt to a wide range of settings. Most people who have personality disorders don’t immediately seek a diagnosis or treatment. Are you or someone you care…

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Common Signs of Depression in Women

Depression is a common mental health issue that involves feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, and sadness. Depression disorders can interfere significantly with day-to-day life. However, the signs of depression in women and men alike can be difficult to identify with any certainty. After all, everyone feels a little sad now and then. However, getting diagnosed and…

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How Cocaine Impacts Mental Health

People throughout the United States struggle with cocaine and crack cocaine addiction every day. It can feel impossible and overwhelming to quit either drug alone. In many cases, it can have detrimental effects on mental health. However, a reputable cocaine detox center can help. With dual diagnosis treatment and medically assisted detox, cocaine addiction recovery…

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Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol addiction is increasingly common today. Because alcohol is legal, it may seem harmless. However, alcohol can be just as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and meth. Many people in the United States silently struggle with alcohol abuse each year. For many people abusing alcohol, alcohol poisoning can become a common and deadly occurrence. Luckily, alcohol…

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Getting Help for Co-Occurring Disorders

Finding the mental health help you or a loved one needs can be intimidating. For those suffering from mental health disorders and addictions to drugs and alcohol simultaneously, facilities specializing in dual diagnosis treatments are a great choice. Many reach for substances and develop dependencies when they struggle with depression and other mental health disorders.…