Category Archives: Mental Health

Dual diagnosis allows for drug rehabs to treat both mental illness and addiction simultaneously. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment by exploring our blog.

  • Long-Term Prescription Stimulant Use: What Are the Risks of ADHD Medications?
    October 12, 2018
    The millennial generation is the first in history to be routinely prescribed stimulant medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Not surprisingly, many in this generation are also suffering from issues with stimulant drug abuse. Studies show that the recreational use of ADHD medications...
  • Teens Using Illegal Drugs Less, But Face Other Challenges (Depression, Bullying, etc.)
    September 26, 2018
    Today’s teens are very much different than the ones 10 years ago, who are very much different than the ones 10 years before that. To people older than 30, you probably don’t have to make much of an argument to get them to agree with that assessment. But if...
  • Compulsivity and Addiction: How Compulsive Behavior and Substance Abuse Are Related
    September 18, 2018
    Characters with compulsive tendencies have been depicted often throughout the years in television, film and theater. Modern examples include the character Adrian Monk of the television series “Monk” and Robert McCall of “The Equalizer” film franchise. A more classic example would be Felix Unger of “The Odd Couple,” as...
  • Preventing Suicide in Those Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol
    September 14, 2018
    Did you know that this month is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? Suicide claims more than 41,000 American lives each year, so now is as good of a time as any to learn the signs of suicidal thoughts in your loved ones and to reach out to them if...
  • Unresolved Grief and Addiction: How Self Medication Turns into Addiction
    July 27, 2018
    Grief hurts. There is no magic pill for healing your grief. And honestly, it’s insulting when people tell you to just get over it and move on. It just plain sucks. Who among us can say it takes this amount of time or that amount of behavior to stop...
  • How Panic Disorders Affect Men: Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Substance Abuse
    July 14, 2018
    Hundreds of thousands of American men struggle with both substance abuse issues and panic disorder. These two mental health disorders reinforce one another, making it nearly impossible to achieve recovery on one’s own. However, by attacking both problems at once through dual diagnosis rehabilitation, men can take back control...
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Men: (OCD) Symptoms and Treatments for Men
    July 10, 2018
    Men suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) know just how debilitating the effects of this mental illness truly are. Unfortunately, OCD often goes undiagnosed, and in an attempt to manage their OCD, many men will turn to drugs and alcohol for relief. When you have OCD, addiction treatment becomes more...
  • Common Causes of Depression in Young Men
    June 27, 2018
    Our culture is slow to discuss the impact of depression, but this mood disorder affects thousands of Americans each year. According to the American Psychological Association, 9 percent of men in this country experience symptom of depression, but just 1 out of 4 of those men seek out professional...
  • Signs and Symptoms of PTSD and Addiction
    June 26, 2018
    Experiencing a trauma does not necessarily equate for that person to develop an addiction. However, there are studies that indicate that there is a connection between childhood trauma, PTSD (post-traumatic syndrome), and substance use and abuse. There are studies indicating a link between trauma and addictions, or trauma and...
  • Anger Management and Behavioral Health for Young Adult Son with Substance Abuse Issues
    June 19, 2018
    Awareness is growing nationwide that young men are struggling with anger issues at an alarming rate. And while anger in young men is frequently written off as part of the growing-up process, for many, anger management issues serve as a warning sign that more serious problems are at play....