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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Quitting Marijuana Giving You Depression

Marijuana is prone to abuse and can result in addiction. When you become addicted to marijuana, quitting marijuana is difficult without help. When quitting marijuana depression and other withdrawal symptoms can increase cravings and make it hard to maintain sobriety after pursuing addiction therapy services in Florida. Many people abuse marijuana. The majority of adults in…

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Alcohol and Anger, Find Your Relief

Ethanol, the main active ingredient in alcohol which produces the intoxicating effects, is lethal in large doses. Your liver is responsible for filtering impurities, such as ethanol. Unfortunately, your liver is only able to process one serving of alcohol every one and a half hours. Consuming large amounts of binge drinking can lead to alcohol…

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Substance Induced Mood Disorder

Although the main reason that many people abuse drugs is to feel better, they often end up feeling worse in the long run than before they started using. This phenomenon is substance induced mood disorder, and it can be as crushing as any disease related to addiction. It’s important to find a mood disorders treatment program to…

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The Effects of Cocaine and Depression

Researchers and those in the mental health field often study the connections between drug use and mental health disorders. The question that is usually asked is whether drug use causes mental health problems or if it’s the other way around, and mental illness leads to drug use. The link between cocaine and depression is one…