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The Relationship Between Depression and Alcohol

Depression and Alcohol Having depression isn’t easy, and unfortunately, it can also lead people who struggle with it down a path toward addiction to alcohol. That’s because a lot of people choose to drink to try to reduce their feelings of sadness. That generally doesn’t work, and it creates an unhealthy relationship between depression and…

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Anxiety and Alcohol

If you’re battling anxiety, one of the ways you may be trying to cope is through drinking alcohol. That’s a coping mechanism many anxious people choose, especially in social situations. But it’s very unhealthy, and can lead to long-term health problems and addiction issues. You can break the link between anxiety and alcohol in your…

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What Is Physical Dependence?

Drug addiction affects people in many ways. It may harm their personal lives, destroy their careers, break up their families, and cause emotional pain. These potential consequences occur only to some people. However, physical dependence occurs to everyone who becomes addicted to a substance. Whether it’s opioids, meth, heroin, or alcohol, physical dependence is the…

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

Some mental health conditions are connected directly to substance use disorders. In fact, there is strong evidence that co-occurring disorders are quite common among those who have addiction issues. Anxiety and addiction are two such dual diagnoses that tend to coincide together, compounding the healing journey. However, with the dual diagnosis treatment, clients can go…