How to Help Someone with Depression and Alcohol Abuse

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated October 2, 2020

Alcoholism (also known as alcohol use disorder or AUD) is common among individuals battling depression. In fact, an estimated 40% of those with AUD are also clinically depressed1. Alcoholism is a progressive disease that can be destructive on its own, but when coupled with mental illness, the effects can be devastating. Sadly, co-occurring alcohol use Read More

How Depression and Substance Abuse Connect

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated October 1, 2020

Depression is common among both adults and adolescents in the United States. The mental health condition affects about 7% of people 18 and older and roughly 13% of individuals between the ages of 12 and 171. All too often, those suffering from depression also struggle with drug addiction or alcoholism. How do depression and substance Read More

How to Help Someone with Drug Addiction and Depression

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 30, 2020

Drug addiction and depression are common among both adults and adolescents throughout the United States, and sadly, the disorders often co-occur. If you’re wondering how to help someone with drug addiction and depression, Northbound Treatment is here to assist.  Co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness should be addressed by a team of experts as part Read More

The Link Between Depression and Addiction

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 29, 2020

Addiction and depression are all too common in the United States. And devastatingly, many individuals suffer from both disorders. As a result, the effects of addiction and depression can intensify, creating a cycle of negative thoughts and behaviors that impact virtually all aspects of a person’s life, as well as those closest to them. Here Read More

How to Hold an Alcohol Intervention

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 5, 2020

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 140 million Americans ages 12 and above consume alcohol at least once a month[1]. This equates to more than half of the U.S. population. While alcohol use isn’t always problematic, social drinking can quickly lead to serious substance abuse. Nearly 70 million Americans Read More

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