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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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What Is Depression?

When people talk about depression, they are often referring to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This is one of the most common types of depression, but there are many other types. While the symptoms of each type overlap significantly, the difference pertains to a variety of factors. These factors include such things as severity of symptoms,…

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The Effects of Exercise on Drug or Alcohol Rehab

It’s no secret that exercise benefits the body and the mind. Vigorous exercise improves circulation, strengthens the heart, helps maintain weight, relieves stress, sharpens the mind, and aids in sweating toxins out of the body. Researchers are now exploring how exercise can specifically help those individuals who are enrolled in substance abuse rehabilitation programs. Here…

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Anxiety Disorder and Dual Diagnosis in Drug Rehab

Anxiety is an unpleasant reality in the world and everyone experiences it. Whether a person is facing job cutbacks, relationship struggles, unruly children or even the pressures of work deadlines – all of us must learn to cope with anxiety at one point or another. Sometimes anxiety seems to take over a person’s life. Fortunately,…

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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…