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Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

You have probably heard about co-occurring disorders. However, do you know what the term “co-occurring” really means? A drug use disorder accompanied by a mental health disorder, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or anxiety, is termed a co-occurring disorder. So any combination of a mental health disorder and drug or…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Depression is a significant health condition everyone should try to understand. But despite its common occurrence, many people still aren’t fully aware of its symptoms and effects on one’s mental health. It’s important that we address these awareness issues to prevent discrimination and avoid clinical depression cases. If you or a loved one needs treatment…

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What Is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Today, millions of Americans struggle with mental health disorders. At some point in their lives, even more Americans will experience a mental health condition. Because of the prevalence of mental disorders in our daily life, it is critical to provide further attention and exposure to mental health in society. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding mental disorders…

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How to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

Lasting recovery is a lifetime process. Even after receiving treatment, full sobriety is never guaranteed, as relapse triggers can arise when least expected. So, there are measures you can take to prevent these cravings from recurring. Prepare yourself with a full relapse prevention plan to avoid situations that can trigger your relapse. A prevention plan…