What Does Mental Illness Have to Do With Addiction?

What Does Mental Illness Have to Do With Addiction?

Do you ever wonder if you have mental health disorder as well as a substance use disorder? While it’s true that many people have co-occurring disorders, not everyone who has a substance use disorder has a mental health disorder as well. Mental illness is common in...
Five Tips for Coping With Anxiety

Five Tips for Coping With Anxiety

In early recovery, you might feel anxiety. Whether it’s a little or a lot, it’s something you’re going to need to learn to cope with in the future. Anxiety is normal for people in recovery for a couple of reasons. For one thing, your body is adjusting to a “new you”...
Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and Addiction

May people with substance abuse disorders have experienced abuse or trauma in their lives before struggling with alcohol or drugs. (Abuse in this context means physical, emotional and sexual abuse.) Trauma can be derived from both abuse and other events, such as being...