Woman struggling with different types of mental illness

How are Different Types of Mental Illness Related to Substance Abuse?

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that approximately 50% of people who have mental illness abuse drugs. In addition, 53 percent of drug abusers have one of the types of mental illness. Because mental health disorders and substance abuse are often seen together, it’s important for people seeking treatment to have cognitive behavior…

a man stares at a drinking contemplating the relationship between depression and alcoholism

Explaining the Connection Between Depression and Alcoholism

There is well-documented evidence linking depression and alcoholism. According to medical experts, almost one-third of people who suffer from major depression also have a problem with alcohol abuse. Whether you live up in the northern part of the country or down in the south, the link between the two conditions is similar. Alcoholism – and…

Woman struggling during Mental Health Wellness Month

Mental Wellness Month

Addiction is a complicated disease. It affects many aspects of life for both the addict and the loved ones around them. While drug addiction takes us all into a negative environment, there are still active groups trying to keep things positive. As such, the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) offers up a full calendar…