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Understanding the Link Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that occurs following a horrifying event. Surely, anything that terrifies you might lead to lasting PTSD. In particular, PTSD often stems from war, natural disasters, physical abuse, rape, and car accidents. Afterward, people struggle with the memories and fears of the horror each day. Unfortunately, it’s common for…

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Explaining Depression to My Mother

While many forms of the disease can adversely impact an individual’s life, depression can be one of the most difficult illnesses to address and overcome. However, individuals who are serious about leading positive, productive lives should know that openly and honestly addressing the issue is the first step to recovery. When I began explaining 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,…

woman struggling with codependency and addiction

Understanding the Relationship Between Codependency and Addiction

Overcoming addiction to alcohol, heroin or other drugs is an epic struggle in itself. When codependency and addiction are combined, successful recovery is even more difficult to achieve. That’s why it is essential to understand codependency and its relationship to substance abuse. The Mechanics of Codependency and Addiction Codependency is a relationship pattern that requires…