Posts Tagged 'addiction'

The Link Between ADHD And Addiction

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a disorder in which a person is unable to control focus and behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli. While ADHD can be diagnosed during adulthood, it is most often discovered during childhood. But new evidence suggests that adults with ADHD may be more likely to become addicted to substances, the Internet or even gambling.

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How to Support Someone in Recovery

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We’re in the heart of National Recovery Month, a time to honor and support those in recovery from substance abuse or other disorders. If one of your loved ones has made the decision to begin a treatment program and seek help from mental health therapist, they will need your support. The support of family and friends plays a huge role in addiction recovery, but it can be difficult to know how to help. Here are some tips for being ...

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Tips For Staying Sober During Recovery

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September is National Recovery Month, which promotes the societal benefits of treatment and recovery for mental and substance abuse disorders. Deciding to seek treatment from a Orange County therapist for a drug or alcohol abuse problem is only the first step in the long process of recovery. Recovery takes time, patience, practice and determination.

If you’ve started down the road to recovery, congratulations! Here are five tips to help you stay sober during this challenging time:

  1. Do not underestimate your disease. Addiction ...
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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

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People who live with bipolar disorder face many challenges, one of which is the temptation to use alcohol and drugs to self-medicate. It is estimated that 60% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder struggle with substance abuse. People who experience mixed states of rapid cycling have the highest rate of danger.

Substance abuse compounds the problems of people with bipolar disorder. Alcohol and drugs can interfere with prescribed medication, causing them to recover more slowly from mood swings, get fewer benefits ...

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College Students With Mental Illness More Likely To Drop Out

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According to a recent study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a staggering 64% of college students with mental health issues will end up dropping out of school. The majority of these teens struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse and addiction. The students drop out because of pressure, lack of motivation, and poor grade point averages leading to a loss in financial aid.

There are many reasons these students don’t seek help, the ...

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Is There a Pill That Can Help You Stop Drinking?

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Are you struggling with alcohol addiction? Have you tried to cut back only to find old drinking habits creeping back? Have you tried to quit “cold turkey”? Does AA alone just not work for you? Have your relationships, your career and your quality of life been seriously impacted by your alcohol abuse? Do you want to kick this habit now before you do permanent harm to your liver?

Pharmaceutical Treatment May Help

There is no quick fix for ...

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