For many individuals struggling with addiction, a deeper issue tends to be the culprit. One of the most common misconceptions surrounding addiction is that the individual simply made a bad decision and began using harmful substances. However, this is rarely the case. In many cases, an underlying mental health disorder can be the main reason
In today’s society, alcohol is a common fixture in stores, in social settings, and in the media. People are often seen consuming alcohol in commercials, shows, and movies. With such easy access, it can be hard to remember that it can pose a threat when abused. Also common in today’s society, the mental health disorder
If you have experienced a traumatic event in your life, it’s crucial to receive the proper treatment to cope and work through the event. If you don’t address your trauma, you put your mental health at risk later in life. Those who fail to get the help they need tend to turn to unhealthy methods
Whether you come home from a long day or you’re out at a social event trying to relax, alcohol is a quite common substance many of us reach for to manage our anxiety. Wine at the end of a long day as you unwind from work or a beer to loosen up while you’re out
Our Therapist Team Lead, Sarah Kovach, specializes in helping patients who not only struggle with substance abuse but also those who have experienced trauma in their lives. By allowing the patient to help guide her, she is able to help them cope with their traumatic memories and ultimately get to the root of their addiction.
Millions of children are subjected to various forms of trauma every year. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may be at a higher risk for the development of addiction in adulthood. Understanding the powerful connection between childhood trauma and addiction is vital in finding help for yourself or a loved one through a trauma therapy program.
If you are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders, you have options for treatment. While many facilities tend to offer the same types of treatments, some choose different approaches than others. For those who have experienced trauma in the past, it’s important to seek out a facility that provides trauma-informed care. But what
Your brain is doing an infinite number of jumping jacks. You feel like you have extra energy with no outlet. Excessive worry is present, but you are not sure why. And then it gets worse: You can’t focus at work, school or home. You just want to escape and hide. These are all characteristics of
A common misconception surrounding addiction is that it is a standalone problem and occurs solely by choice of the individual. However, it’s quite often that addiction isn’t the only issue taking place. So what are co-occurring disorders, and how can addiction treatment programs help? What Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Co-occurring disorders are two or more issues
Do you drink large amounts of alcohol? Are you feeling down and hopeless? Do you also have difficulty concentrating and remembering? Studies find that there is a strong connection between alcohol and depression. Some people may drink to cope with depression, and people who have depression may drink to cope. While there can be a