What is Seasonal Depression?

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When the weather starts to turn, it can cause a shift in the brain. Sometimes, that shift isn’t always for the better. Seasonal depression is sometimes called “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD), and it’s different from the seasonal funk that can sometimes set in when the days get shorter. Many people might experience an increase in

How Social Anxiety Can Affect Addiction

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For those living with co-occurring disorders such as social anxiety and addiction, getting the right help for both disorders can mean the difference between recovery and continuing to suffer. At Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, FL, we offer dual diagnosis treatment programs tailored to each client’s needs. Find out more about our unique addiction treatment center.  

3 Signs of Seasonal Depression

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Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a short-term mood disorder that becomes apparent when the days get shorter and starts to lift when spring is nearing on the calendar. Even in a place like sunny Florida, the lack of daylight can make you feel down and alter your behavior. Symptoms are

Managing the Stress of Online Learning for Parents in Recovery

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Whether your kids are in elementary school, going into their senior year of high school, or starting college, the current school year is likely a struggle. Millions of children are now homeschooling at least halftime, and many parents can’t afford to hire private tutors. That means parents are shouldering the responsibility of educating their children

Dangerous Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

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The strong connection between substance use and mental illness has long been recognized. Addiction specialists and mental health experts have known for decades that individuals struggling with mental wellness are significantly more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of easing the pain of their illness. If you are concerned that seasonal

Addiction Recovery as a Tool for Mental Wellness

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You’ve battled addiction and mental health issues. You feel positive about your future. Yet, you are also confident you need to aggressively work to maintain your mental health through your recovery. You can learn how to use what you have learned in addiction recovery as a tool for mental wellness by turning to the team

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

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If you have used drugs and alcohol, gone through treatment, and started on the path to recovery, you have achieved a great deal. Yet, it will always be necessary to work on maintaining this clarity and sobriety. Your mental health and addiction recovery will need to be a constant focus in your life, especially in

Understanding the Different Types of Trauma

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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

The Connections Between Alcohol and Depression

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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

Alcohol and Trauma: The Connection

woman recovering from alcohol and trauma

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