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Understanding the Link Between Depression and Addiction

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by feelings of sadness, anger, and loss that disrupt everyday activities. According to CDC data, roughly 8% of adult Americans suffer from a major depressive incident during any given fortnight. People tend to have very different experiences of depression, but regardless of the specifics, constants include problems at work,…

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

With an estimated 40 million Americans suffering from an anxiety disorder and over 20 million diagnosed with substance use disorder, both anxiety and addiction are widespread. The conditions are also inextricably linked. ADDA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) data shows that 20% of Americans with an anxiety disorder or mood disorder also have a…

What are the Benefits of Men’s Alcohol Rehab?

What are the Benefits of Men’s Alcohol Rehab? Gender-specific issues surrounding substance abuse mean that gender-specific treatment programs are suitable for many people grappling with addiction. Men and women abuse different drugs, and they also use substances for different reasons. Resultantly, the sexes often enter treatment programs at different stages of addiction. In general, women…

What Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Involve?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy or talk therapy. By engaging with CBT, you can learn to identify the destructive thought patterns that can result in poor behaviors like substance abuse and alcohol abuse. You’ll then challenge these thoughts, and you’ll replace them with more realistic, objective thoughts. Ideally, this will lead to…