anxiety and sobriety at a mental health counseling center

Overcoming Anxiety While Staying Sober

Millions of people around the world suffer from an anxiety disorder. For many, it prevents them from living life to the fullest, and recovery may seem impossible. It is very common for sufferers in their desperation to overcome their symptoms through self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, or both. This behavior can quickly lead to addiction…

ptsd and substance addiction at a treatment center

Can Untreated PTSD Lead To Substance Addiction?

Life has a way of throwing the unexpected at every turn. It is expected that more than three-quarters of the population will suffer a traumatic event in their lifetime. For many, trauma is the catalyst for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A serious mental condition, PTSD manifests as severe anxiety and nightmares. If left untreated without…

Alcoholism and Young Adults

Alcoholism and Young Adults

Why Don’t Young People Reach Out For Help With Alcoholism? “Alcohol isn’t really a drug…” “Alcohol is legal!” “It’s not as deadly as heroin- you know what your getting!”   Many young adults who meet the diagnosis for alcohol use disorder aren’t seeking treatment, because they don’t think they have a problem. In a recent…

Exercise and Drug Addiction

Exercise and Drug Addiction

Food, Exercise and Drug Addiction: A Strange Combination Eating healthy, exercise and drug addiction may seem like an odd combination, however recent studies show that exercise could decrease substance abuse and reinforce abstinence, while healthy eating may increase mood and long-term recovery. Exercising while using drugs is not recommended and could be very dangerous due…

Depression and Addiction

Depression and Addiction

What is Depression? Depression is a common, treatable, mental health condition that affects 16.2 million Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored and stigmatized. Depression can cause those affected to feel extreme sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, trouble sleeping and over/under eating. Depressive episodes have symptoms that can last…