In: Mental Health

Getting a Move On—Exercise and Recovery
January 13, 2017

Getting sober is difficult, but dealing with symptoms of post-acute withdrawal—irritability, insomnia, anxiety, and depression, to name a few—can be the…

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Our Medical Director Discusses Diagnosing and Treating Co-occurring Disorders
November 18, 2016

Mental health disorders can come in a variety of forms, as can substance use disorders. When they occur together in the…

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addiction myths
Top 5 Myths of Addiction and Mental Illness
October 18, 2016

Most of us either know someone who is battling with a mental health and/or addiction problem—or, at some point in our…

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EMDR Therapy can treat trauma as part of addition treatment
EMDR Therapy: A Fast Track to Healing from Trauma and Recovering from Addiction
August 22, 2016

About seventy-five years ago, two late-stage alcoholics in Akron, Ohio banded together to form Alcoholics Anonymous. The limited goal of these…

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Addiction treatment now addresses addiction as mental illness
Addiction and Mental Illness: The New Face of Addiction Treatment
May 11, 2016

Here are a few lines from one of the most popular and influential books of all time on drug and alcohol…

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addiction and schizoaffective disorder
Mental Health Series: Schizoaffective Disorder & Addiction
February 9, 2016

While almost half of people addicted to drugs or alcohol are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder, only a small…

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ocd and addiction
Mental Health Series: OCD & Addiction
February 8, 2016

While many people might be called perfectionists, a smaller number of individuals suffer from a diagnosable disease that goes far beyond…

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depression and addiction
Mental Health Series: Addiction and Depression – Twin Love
December 4, 2015

It is a common fact that addiction and depression go hand in hand. SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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schizophrenia and addiction
Mental Health Series: Schizophrenia and Addiction
November 24, 2015

Mental Health Series: Schizophrenia and Addiction In the 2001 biographical movie, “A Beautiful Mind,” we watch Nobel Prize-winning economist John Nash…

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bipolar disorder and addiction
Bipolar Disorder & Addiction: A Dangerous Cycle
October 20, 2015

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that creates an irregular behavioral pattern involving severe mood shifts. Many people who have bipolar…

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