man considers the connection between anxiety and addiction

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 (when someone struggles with both a substance use disorder and a mental health issue) are quite common among those who have addiction issues. Anxiety and addiction are two conditions that tend to coincide together, compounding…

woman with head down drinking alcohol dealing with Depression and Alcohol abuse

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…

nervous man with Anxiety and Alcohol

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…