Category: <span>Adult Psychiatry</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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How Media Impressions Negatively Influence Relationships

How Media Impressions Negatively Influence Relationships

The media makes many events – holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays – reasons to celebrate relationships. They depict the occasion as an opportunity to show appreciation for your significant other and enjoy the wonder that is romantic love. That, at least, is the idea. The reality is quite different for many Americans.
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Bipolar Disorder Leaves Teens In Danger Of Addiction

Bipolar Disorder Leaves Teens In Danger Of Addiction

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which the sufferer experiences extreme shifts in mood and energy. A person with the disorder will go through periods of elevated and energetic moods, followed by episodes of depression and anxiety. Everyone can experience mood swings, but those with bipolar disorder have more regular and severe swings.

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The Importance of In-Person Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment During the COVID 19 – Pandemic

There have been many mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased depression, anxiety and exacerbations …

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 …