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Can Alcohol Cause Depression

If you have a co-occurring disorder, such as a dependency on alcohol for depression, recovery is sometimes more difficult after a mood disorder treatment program. Depression symptoms can make you consume more alcohol, while alcohol consumption can worsen your depression. So it leaves us asking, can alcohol cause depression? More than 15 million American adults…

Bipolar and Addiction

Substance abuse disorders, including addiction and alcoholism, and mental health conditions, like bipolar disorder, are both chronic, incurable and progressive diseases. Mental health symptoms, especially when left untreated, can become disabling. Mental health disorders can also increase your risk of using or abusing drugs and alcohol. When you have a co-occurring disorder, like bipolar and…

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Mental Health Month

Each year, millions of people must face the reality that they or someone they love has a mental health disorder. This realization comes with societal stigmas and very little awareness of what this means. That is why organizations participate in annual Mental Health Month programs. During the month of May, organizations like the National Alliance…

alcohol and anxiety

Alcohol and Anxiety

Co-occurring disorders are common because the brain becomes vulnerable when it develops one. Two conditions that occur together often are alcohol addiction and anxiety. However, there’s more to their relationship than one developing after the other because the brain is vulnerable. An Alcohol Overview Most people are familiar with alcohol, which includes beer, wine, and…