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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 To Choose the Right Psychiatrist for Addiction Treatment

By Samuel Glazer, MD Addiction is understood as a brain disease that is multidimensional, and, to this point, there are still …

What is Kratom? | NYC Kratom Addiction Psychiatrists

Kratom: Harmful or Helpful?

By Dr. Ronnit Nazarian There is little information on Kratom, and there is much misinformation out there. Some people believe …

Understanding the Harm Reduction Model (Controlled Drinking)

By Dr. Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health performed by the NSDUH, “[A]bout …