National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

Depression is a well-traveled psychological condition. It affects millions every year, and while it may seem in the popular imagination to be something that affects only artist people or those facing extreme stress, this is not the case. Like any disease, depression can strike anyone at any time. While the stigma of the disease is…

Anxiety

Types of Anxiety

Many patients struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. Anxiety is one of these, but if you are struggling with one of the five main types of anxiety, you can get treatment for both. At Beaches Recovery, we treat your addiction and offer an anxiety treatment program while helping you achieve a healthy life.…

Self Medication for Depression

Are You Self Medicating Depression?

Depression is a very personal condition. People who don’t suffer from a depressive illness have difficulty understanding just how debilitating it can be. For those who do suffer from depression, there’s always a sense of darkness and desperation. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from this mental health condition may begin self-medicating depression. It’s no secret…

man suffers from PTSD and substance abuse

PTSD and Substance Abuse

How are post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, and substance abuse related to each other? Addiction is a disease that can impact anyone, regardless of race, age, or health. It is common for PTSD and substance abuse to exist side-by-side. When this is the case, individuals are said to have a co-occurring disorder…

depressed man needs light therapy

Light Therapy for Depression Is Easy in Florida

Addiction is a complicated disease. It has physical and mental aspects that have to be addressed together or an individual struggling with addiction will likely have an extremely difficult time making a lasting recovery. When it comes to addiction’s mental or emotional aspects, many individuals have a difficult time maintaining positive mental health during the…

Woman wonders if she can get mental disorders from drug abuse

Can You Get Mental Disorders from Drug Use?

When it comes to substance abuse, it not uncommon for addiction to coincide with mental disorders. In fact, mental disorders and addiction have much in common with the “chicken or the egg dilemma.” In other words, what’s the order of connection? Does drug or alcohol abuse come from the mental health issue or does the…

person sitting on window sill thinking about mental health and substance abuse

The Link Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse is Strong

Treating substance abuse is a difficult task because mental health issues typically accompany it. Mental health and substance abuse affect each other in several ways. In the field of addiction, experts call this dual diagnosis. At Beaches Recovery, we understand the unique connection between mental health and substance abuse. Often, individuals begin abusing drugs or…

woman in therapy at dual diagnosis treatment atlanta ga

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Do you struggle with mental health conditions and also have an addiction? This isn’t uncommon, but it does mean you may need more advanced care. At Beaches Recovery, our dual diagnosis treatment centers for residents in Atlanta provide you with the tools and resources you need to heal. When you enroll in our dual diagnosis…

doctor explains to patient the charlson comorbidity index

Charlson Comorbidity Index

The Charlson comorbidity index gives patients with more than one comorbid condition a one-year mortality prediction. Examples of the broad range of comorbid conditions in which these apply are heart disease, AIDS, or cancer. In fact, there are a total of 22 conditions that are part of the Charlson comorbidity index. When you suspect that you may…

Woman who is struggling with paranoid personality disorders symptoms

Paranoid Personality Disorder Symptoms

Mental health disorders impact roughly 1 out of every 5 Americans. In fact, mental health disorders can cause debilitating symptoms that prevent you from socializing, working or going to school. Mental health disorders can impact your emotions, thoughts, and also behaviors. Left untreated, mental health disorders can worsen. Paranoid Personality Disorder, which is a serious…