Month: <span>April 2019</span>

Stress And Alcohol Abuse Are A Dangerous Combination

Stress And Alcohol Abuse Are A Dangerous Combination

Everyone faces stress on some level every day, and everyone develops individual techniques and coping mechanisms for handling different kinds of stress. Some stress is moderate yet persistent over time, while other forms of stress are more acute and traumatic. All types of stress share one common denominator, however: they can all easily lead a person into substance abuse if the person does not develop healthy stress relief techniques and coping strategies.
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Understanding Dual Diagnosis And Co-Occurring Disorders In Addiction Treatment

Understanding Dual Diagnosis And Co-Occurring Disorders In Addiction Treatment

Addiction is primarily a mental health condition, and the chemical dependency a drug creates often pales in comparison to the strength of the psychological hold an addictive substance can have on a person. When a person suffers from a mental health disorder, there is always a risk of the person developing a substance abuse disorder in response. Self-medication is a dangerous path, and many people who struggle with substance abuse also suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders.
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Coping Mechanisms Against Depression and Anxiety during the COVID -19 Pandemic

by Olga Megwinoff, MD I did not want to write about anything related to the pandemic given that we are already so saturated …

Treatment Approaches Designed for Women with Addiction and Alcoholism

By Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. Through years of training and practice in the field of substance abuse, I have noticed some interesting …

Group Therapy for Executives with Addiction

Group Therapy for Executives with Addiction

By Dr. Tracey Bassett In deciding what to write about this month, I drew from Dr. Glazer’s most recent post in which …