Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated October 6, 2020

Bipolar disorder is a common mental illness characterized by drastic mood swings, including manic highs to depressive lows. Also referred to as manic depression, the psychological condition affects roughly 3% of adults in the United States1. If left untreated, the symptoms of bipolar disorder can be immensely challenging to work through — for both the Read More

Common Bipolar Alcoholic Traits

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated October 5, 2020

When someone has a dual diagnosis, it means they have both substance abuse disorder (SUD) and a co-occurring mental health condition. With a wide range of addictive substances in the world and just as many diagnosable mental illnesses, there are almost countless combinations of potential co-occurring disorders. However, some are more common than others, including Read More

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

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