Depression and Anxiety

14 03, 2019

Co-Occurring Disorder: Depression and Addiction

2019-03-14T22:54:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Do you use drugs or drink too much because you are depressed? Or are you depressed because you have a drug or drinking problem? As it turns out, both answers may be true. Substance Use Disorders often co-occur with mental illness. In fact, 2 out of every 3 people struggling with a SUD also deal with a serious emotional [...]

4 03, 2018

8 Drugs that Don’t Mix with Prozac

2019-05-17T03:12:16+00:00March 4th, 2018|15 Comments

Prozac is a common antidepressant prescribed to treat depression that cannot be mixed with other medications or illicit drugs. Doctors are diagnosing more and more Americans with depression. With rising depression rates, it's no surprise that 13% of Americans take antidepressants. The depressants help stabilize and lift their moods, so they can live their life to the fullest. 8 [...]

18 08, 2017

Self-Medicating and the Dangers of this Addictive Behavior

2019-02-15T22:05:45+00:00August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Self-medicating is a behavior that has been practiced for decades. It’s actually gotten much worse with the invention of the Internet, which makes self-medicating very simple. For many people, self-medicating is as simple as doing a quick Internet search for a specific ailment. Once they have diagnosed themselves, they’ll turn to an over-the-counter remedy to help. However, for others, self-medicating [...]

11 06, 2017

How to Treat Anxiety When You’re In Recovery

2019-02-15T23:53:30+00:00June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Anxiety is a serious issue for many Americans. Everybody, at some point, can feel a surge of anxiety. Some people just worry a whole lot. Maybe you get uneasy before a major engagement where you have to meet a lot of people or speak in public, or something along those lines. These instances are just normal human occurrences. Having anxiety [...]

27 05, 2017

Getting Sober in Seattle

2019-02-16T00:19:23+00:00May 27th, 2017|0 Comments

I never thought sobriety would be an issue when I moved to Seattle in November of 2013. I came to work my dream job at an amazing marketing agency, but what I didn’t realize was how stressful moving across the country alone would be. I left all my friends behind in North Carolina, but the thought of moving to a [...]

15 05, 2017

Tips to Making the Most of a 30-Day Stay in Rehab

2019-02-16T03:55:55+00:00May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Residential rehab, also known as inpatient rehab, is one of the most common ways to start the process of addiction recovery. Since the beginning of the addiction recovery process is the most difficult part of the process, it stands to reason that it is also the part of the process that requires the most support. Residential rehab treatment is all [...]

11 05, 2017

Would First Responders Benefit From Specialized Addiction Treatment?

2019-02-16T04:07:12+00:00May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

We say all the time that addiction is not an issue of moral fiber or personal strength, and first responders are a perfect example of that. Police officers, firefighters, and medical personnel that act as first responders are unquestioned heroes, whose strength, valor and bravery save lives every single day. Yet even these heroes can fall victim to substance abuse [...]

22 04, 2017

Suicide and Substance Abuse: How Closely Are They Tied Together?

2019-02-16T19:34:28+00:00April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

With addiction, there’s always the risk of possible overdose or injury. What is sometimes overlooked is an underlying issue, and in some cases it is related to mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Nearly 40,000 people in the United States die from suicide annually, or 1 person every 13 minutes. This exceeds the [...]

19 03, 2017

Coping with PTSD and Addiction: Trying to Mask Trauma

2019-02-16T20:16:40+00:00March 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder developed from negative emotional events. This can be experienced by anyone, any age, and it is generally experienced by people who have seen violence, engaged in violent activities such as warfare, suffered physical, psychological, sexual or emotional abuse, and victims of other violent crimes. This should not be confused with [...]

13 03, 2017

Sad, Depressed, and Even More Depressed: Ways to Overcome Clinical Depression

2019-02-16T23:18:52+00:00March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

We all have days that we feel sad or down. Everyone experiences challenging situations from time to time. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, divorce, and many other occasions can cause a person to experience intense grief, loneliness, or anxiety. Some days, after waking up, things just don’t seem to go right and a general sense of [...]