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How Can Stress Awareness Benefit Your Recovery?

Stress Awareness Month is the ideal time to think about your own stress management skills. Every April since 1992, this month has been dedicated to bringing awareness to stress and the development of coping mechanisms. Stress is a part of life for many people. Yet, it is often a compounding factor of complications for those…

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How Are Anxiety And Addiction Related?

Anxiety can overlap with several behavioral and emotional issues, including substance use disorders and depression. According to studies, individuals with an anxiety disorder are at a higher risk of developing substance dependency. It is unclear how people develop co-occurring disorders, but statistics show that self-medication can play a significant role. Taking drugs to escape the…

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Bipolar & Alcohol Use Disorders

According to the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, an estimated 4.4% of people will experience Bipolar Disorder at some point in their lives. Approximately 60% of people suffering from BPD have a history of substance abuse. Living with both a mental illness and a substance use disorder is referred to as a dual diagnosis or a…