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How Alcoholism Feeds into Depression

How Alcoholism Feeds into Depression

Depression and substance abuse are often interlinked, with common challenges overlapping in people’s lives. But, alcohol hinders successful treatment of depression [1], and depression can fuel further alcoholism. It is one problem fueling another, and treatment needs to address both issues. At Excel Behavioral Health, we can help address depression, alcoholism, and other comorbid disorders. The professionals at our Florida…

Emotional Spring Cleaning Tips for Heroin Addicts

Emotional Spring Cleaning Tips for Heroin Addicts

Emotions come from external and internal factors, but they can be incredibly controlling either way. In terms of addiction and maintained sobriety, emotion is everything when it comes to getting and staying sober. Emotions are often interwoven into perception, and drug abuse brings emotional highs and lows such as extreme euphoria to devastating negative states [1]. These oscillating extremes can…

When Heroin Addiction is Caused by Mental Health Problems

When Heroin Addiction is Caused by Mental Health Problems

Mental health problems and addiction are closely linked, and many people experiencing one often face the other as well. When addiction and mental illness occur simultaneously, this is known as comorbid, dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders. At Excel Behavioral Health, we address comorbid disorders at our addiction treatment center. When it comes to getting comorbid treatment, it’s important to choose…

A Guide to Caring for People After Recovery | Dual Diagnosis

A Guide to Caring for People After Recovery | Dual Diagnosis

Whether you view addiction as a learning disorder or a disease, everybody agrees that addiction is a problem that can affect entire families. One family member’s addiction can spurn legal troubles, emotional distress, financial struggles, and unmet emotional or developmental needs for loved ones [1]. This can make it difficult for family members to offer their loved ones in recovery…

Dealing with Depression & Heroin Addiction | Dual Diagnosis

Dealing with Depression & Heroin Addiction | Dual Diagnosis

Nearly half of opiate users have experienced depression at one point or another [1].  Determining which came first, depression or addiction, can be like the chicken or the egg dilemma. It doesn’t matter which started first, these conditions now continue fueling one another. Depression and addiction to opiates such as heroin is known as a dual diagnosis disorder. At Excel…

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