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How Narcissism and Alcoholism Are Connected

How narcissism and alcoholism are connected

Narcissism is a personality trait sometimes associated with overwhelming selfishness, and sometimes linked to a diagnosable personality disorder called Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). While most mental health diagnoses are often linked with a risk of drug use (called co-occurring disorders), narcissism and alcoholism, in particular, may have a stronger than average link, whether as a personality trait…

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How to Get Over a Substance Abuse Problem

How to get over a substance abuse problem

Regular drug use affects roughly 14.5 percent of the US population, and it is estimated that at least 8.5 percent of the US population needs treatment for a substance abuse problem. Not counted in that statistic are the family members and close friends who are also affected by their loved one’s alcohol or drug use problem, and…

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Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What’s the Difference?

Bipolar disorder and depression: What's the difference?

Almost 10 percent of Americans struggle with mood disorders like bipolar disorder and depression. These are conditions that primarily affect a person’s mood, which is their general emotional state over a period of time. Wherein something like anger would be a specific emotion, a mood can be understood as a baseline of feeling over time.…

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What is Residential Treatment?

what is residential treatment

Many mental health disorders can be recurring and chronic and require residential treatment. So, what is residential treatment? Many mental health disorders can be recurring and chronic. They may require ongoing care, and treatment often involves helping clients develop the tools needed to reduce and manage stressors while encouraging them to develop a support network…

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What is Pre-Depression? Should You Be Worried?

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A lack of preventative strategies in both the clinical setting and everyday American households is one of the driving factors behind the growth in chronic illnesses, from diabetes to heart disease and osteoarthritis. The very same problem applies to mental healthcare, as well.  While we have come to understand that a lot of mental health…

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Is Substance Abuse a Mental Health Disorder?

is substance abuse a mental health disorder

People often turn to substances as a form of self-medication to numb the pain of other issues So, is substance abuse a mental health disorder? Yes. A substance use disorder is a mental health disorder. There is more to a substance use disorder than addictive drugs – while the substance itself is crucial to the…

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Using Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

Using integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders

Co-occurring disorders are a common problem in psychiatric circles – up to 45 percent of people diagnosed with a psychiatric condition have at least one co-morbid condition, with substance use disorder being by far the most common second condition, especially for anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. Treating these…

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7 Tips for Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder

7 tips for coping with social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is one of the more common forms of anxiety, affecting an estimated 12 percent of adults throughout their lifetime. Among people with a form of social anxiety, as many as one-third (29.9 percent) experience serious impairment. Unlike introversion, social anxiety is a disabling condition that can cripple a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others,…

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How a Luxury Rehab Center Can Benefit You

How a luxury rehab center can benefit you

Treating an addiction takes time. While we have made considerable progress in addressing and treating substance use disorder through both psychiatric treatment and medication, there is still no “cure” for an addiction. For the most part, long-term recovery is as much about relearning how to commit yourself to sobriety and develop your own personalized toolkit…

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How Addiction to Technology Links to Drug Abuse

How addiction to technology links to drug abuse

Addiction is not a simple topic. There is no black-and-white morality to it, and no easy answers for how to treat it. Yet, despite what we know about addiction, it remains one of the most polarizing and heavily stigmatized illnesses in society. Whether it comes in the form of a behavioral addiction, drug abuse, or…

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