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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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Drug Dependence vs. Drug Addiction

Drug addiction and drug dependence are terms people often use interchangeably, but they are different conditions. Even the treatment centers sometimes define addiction and dependence in different ways. However, the most important thing to know for someone battling these conditions is that both are treatable in the right program. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we…

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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,…

a man learns the difference between a psychologist and a therapist

Psychologist Vs Therapist

If you’re looking into therapy or addiction treatment, you may have wondered about the differences between psychologists and therapists. Although these two professionals help individuals work through mental health issues, past trauma, and substance abuse issues, they have different educational requirements, job expectations, and salary potential. So, understanding the key differences between the two can…