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Mental Health

Mental health issues and substance use often go together and are called co-occurring disorders. Read more about addiction and mental health here.

pretty woman sitting and writing in a journal near a brightly lit window - journaling
Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction takes daily commitment and hard work. One helpful tool in the healing process is journaling. Journaling provides you the opportunity to express your frustrations, sorrows, joys, worries, and accomplishments without judgment. Journaling As Part of Your Recovery Process When journaling, there are no rules to follow and no...
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shadowed shot of extremely distraught woman with a gauze bandage wrapped around one wrist - PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects people emotionally and mentally. It causes them to have nightmares and experience unwanted memories. They deal with severe anxiety and have difficulty functioning in their daily life. Many people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder try to get relief from symptoms by using alcohol or drugs. What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...
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woman's hand with a digital overlay of the human brain hovering above her hand - neuroplasticity
Scientists once thought the human brain was a static organ when fully developed. They believed if it suffered an injury, accident, or other types of damage, it would not completely recover. They now know that the brain can heal itself when damaged. Although individual neurons may be unrepairable, the brain can forge new neural pathways...
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5 statues of Buddha - meditation types
Meditation is a simple but powerful technique that has many benefits for people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. It is the practice of developing awareness of the present moment by focusing your mind. Doing this regularly improves self-control, promotes self- confidence, and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. It fosters an overall sense of...
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painting or illustration of person swimming upstream at the edge of a waterfall - blue tones - depression
Everyone feels down or sad once in a while. The feelings may last for a few days or a week or two depending on the reason and circumstances. These feelings are normal. But if the feelings of intense sadness last longer than two weeks, occur almost every day, and affect how you function in your...
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young woman relaxed and leaning back on couch with her eyes closed - mindfulness meditation
Although everyone’s recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is unique, several recovery tools work well for most people: a healthy diet and exercise routine, consistently good sleep, and regular connection with the recovery community. Another wonderful tool for anyone to try is mindfulness meditation. Some might argue that mindfulness meditation is more than an effective...
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middle age man with long hair and a beard looking defeated, holding a glass of liquor while on the couch at home - addiction signs
Addiction to drugs or alcohol, also known as a substance use disorder (SUD), is a complex, chronic brain disease. It changes a person’s brain chemistry and thus their behavior, causing them to continue seeking and using their substance of choice regardless of any negative consequences. For some people, addiction begins with the experimental or recreational...
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digital illustration depicting brain and brainwaves
The question of whether addiction to drugs or alcohol is a disease, a choice, or a moral failing has caused much debate. Does a person make a conscious choice to become addicted to these substances? Is that choice the result of moral weakness? Or is addiction a disease that develops over time that the medical...
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