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The Co-occurrence of Addiction and Mental Illness: Meeting the Challenge

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a difficult problem for anyone to overcome. But imagine how hard it would be to successfully conquer a substance abuse problem if you were also struggling with a mental health issue. Addiction and mental illness complicate treatment and recovery. A person trying to beat addiction requires all of the…

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Does Substance Abuse Cause Depression?

Does substance abuse cause depression, or does depression cause substance abuse? A study involving laboratory animals suggests that substance abuse could cause mood disorders, such as depression. Previous research indicates that the converse could be true — i.e., that mood disorders cause substance abuse. No matter what, The Ranch TN has the programs and treatments…

Dual Diagnosis of Depression and Addiction

Dual diagnosis of depression and addiction can begin with either the mood disorder or addiction first. About 20 percent of people in the US with a mood disorder like depression also have an addiction disorder. This relationship between depression and addiction requires a dual diagnosis treatment center in PA to treat both conditions at the…

Suicide and Meth Use

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or just meth, is a highly addictive and extremely damaging drug of abuse. Many people have become dependent on it and too many have died as a result. The physical effects of this drug can lead to fatalities, but the truly troubling side effects are psychological, leading to the…

Personality Disorder, Alcoholism Put Opioid Addicts at Increased Risk of Death

People with opioid addiction or opioid abuse have increased chances of dying when they also have co-existing problems with alcohol use disorder or a personality disorder, according to recent findings from a team of British researchers. Broadly speaking, people affected by opioid use disorder (diagnosable opioid abuse and/or addiction) have higher chances of dying prematurely…