man is suffering from grief and addiction

Grief and Addiction

When you struggle with grief and addiction, recovery can appear impossible. Grief can occur following trauma or the loss of a loved one. Negative emotions like sadness and depression can interfere with your daily life and make it difficult to enjoy life. When you use drugs and alcohol, your brain is compelled to release more…

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Benefits of Reality Therapy

When you are struggling with a mental health or substance abuse disorder, you can feel trapped, isolated and alone. Symptoms can make it difficult to manage your day to day life. Mental health and substance abuse disorders are chronic conditions that require lifelong management. Treatments like reality therapy, individual and group counseling, holistic therapies, and cognitive…

man asks therapist do I have a substance induced anxiety disorder

Substance Induced Anxiety Disorder

Abusing drugs and alcohol can also cause mental health problems, such as a substance induced anxiety disorder. During addiction, your brain’s pleasure and reward center changes and creates significant neurotransmitter imbalances. Drugs and alcohol can also cause cognitive and neurological impairments. When you suffer from addiction or a substance medication induced anxiety disorder, finding treatment,…