bipolar and alcohol

Bipolar and Alcohol

Mental and behavioral health problems can affect anyone, regardless of their background or beliefs. Illnesses like bipolar and alcohol use disorder frequently co-occur – a phenomenon called a dual diagnosis. Interactions between these two conditions can significantly worsen the course of both. Though a dual diagnosis can complicate your condition and make it more challenging…

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What Does Adderall Do If You Don’t Have ADD?

Attention deficit disorder is a widespread issue that causes hyperactivity, inattention and trouble concentrating. A prescription stimulant called Adderall can help children and adults with ADD calm down and improve their focus and executive function skills. Adderall may also make people listen attentively, regulate their behavior and prioritize their tasks more efficiently. For people who…

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How to Recover from Burnout

Life places many demands on us. Over time, they can wear on us, physically, emotionally, and mentally until burnout occurs. Here are some causes of burnout, symptoms, and ways to recover.  What Causes Burnout? Burnout can be job-related. It is where you continually have to face heavy workloads, demanding bosses, receiving little to no appreciation,…

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How to Celebrate Without Alcohol

Though many people look forward to the holiday season all year, others get anxious, lonely or depressed around this time of year. Special occasions like family get-togethers can be triggering for various reasons, especially if you are trying to stay on a sober path and your loved ones’ celebrations tend to revolve around alcohol. Here…

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Statistics

Medication-assisted treatment is a combination of FDA-approved medications, plus counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a holistic approach to addressing substance use disorders. During the detoxification process, MAT programs can help wean people off opioids more safely and comfortably, avoiding many of the unpleasant symptoms associated with drug withdrawal. Still, there are many myths and…

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How to Stay Sober

Now that you have completed your initial treatment program, you will be ready to re-enter your world a completely new person. However, you will notice that the world is just the same. Therefore, all the challenges, triggers, and temptations are all still intact. The good news is that with the help of your family, support…