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Is There a Link Between Trauma and Substance Abuse?

Trauma can impact a person well after the actual event is over. For some, it causes hidden scars. There can even be a connection between trauma and substance abuse. Some individuals develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, after traumatic events. The symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, and feelings of depression.…

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The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

Our physical and mental health don’t exist independently of one another. All areas of our health are connected. Many drug and alcohol addiction rehabs provide well-balanced eating plans and nutritional counseling as part of their programs. Addiction specialists understand the link between good nutrition and mental health. When clients feed their bodies a nutrient-rich diet,…

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Holiday Hangover: Effect on Mental Health

There is usually a lot of excitement and merriment over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays. Once you’re done hustling and bustling during the festive seasons, you may realize you’re suffering from a holiday hangover. It happens after the adrenaline of shopping, cleaning, decorating, cooking, baking, and entertaining from November through January wears off.…

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How Anxiety in Quarantine Can Lead to Addiction

At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer dual diagnosis treatment programs that address mental health and substance use disorders. If mental health disorders have led you to self-medicate through drug and alcohol abuse, we can help. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have spent an increased amount of time alone. For those in recovery, isolation…