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Bipolar Disorder and Drug Addiction: Where Does One End and the Other Begin?

Bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic depression, is a serious psychological disorder characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior as well as energy levels. There are four major types of mood episodes that constitute bipolar disorder: mania, hypomania, depression and mixed episodes; each has its own set of symptoms: Symptoms of . . . . Continue Reading


Treatment for Addiction and Anxiety

For people who struggle with substance abuse or addiction and who experience anxiety, life can become miserable. There is a very strong relationship among these disorders and, in order to discuss this, let’s first take a look at what anxiety is. People often use the terms “anxiety” or “anxious” but they may not truly understand . . . . Continue Reading


Women, Mental Illness, and Addiction

Women, Mental Illness, and Addiction: Dual Diagnosis For many women, mental illness, and addiction go hand-in-hand. For that reason, there is specialized treatment available, known as dual diagnosis drug treatment. Dual diagnosis is a medical term that simply means there are two or more disorders occurring at the same time – “co-occurring” or “comorbidity” – . . . . Continue Reading


Addiction and Depression in Women

Are you often overwhelmed with feelings of being tired, helpless, and hopeless? Do you feel sad a lot of the time? Do you find that you don’t experience pleasure from spending time with your family or friends? Do you find it difficult to focus, function, and work? Are you having trouble sleeping or are you . . . . Continue Reading


Is tough love the best way to treat addiction?

What is ‘Tough Love?’ Tough love in addiction treatment is very much from the viewpoint of the non-addict. For those who do not know what addiction is first-hand, as an addict, it can be difficult to understand the mindset of someone who continuously uses a substance or engages in a behavior that causes negative life . . . . Continue Reading


Women and Alcohol: Normalizing Alcohol Abuse

Drinking wine, for women, has become almost as “normal” as indulging on chocolate, it seems. There are growing numbers of well-educated women who are struggling with alcoholism. For instance, in Britain, women’s rates of alcohol abuse equal that of men. In most European countries, however, women drink more than the recommended amounts in the United . . . . Continue Reading


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