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

The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 28, 2020

Affecting about 3% of adults, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States[1]. The primary attributes of this mood disorder are manic highs and depressive lows. These drastic mood swings can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. If someone is Read More

What to Look for with Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 22, 2020

Addiction and mental illness co-occur at alarming rates. While there are many possible combinations of co-occurring conditions, bipolar disorder and substance abuse are among the most common dual diagnoses. An estimated 56% of people with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) also battle addiction to drugs or alcohol at some point in their lives. Read More

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 7, 2020

Substance abuse and mental illness often coincide, and treating them separately can be unproductive for those in recovery. For this reason, we at Northbound Treatment believe in addressing both issues as part of a comprehensive drug or alcohol rehab program. Roughly half of those suffering from a mental health disorder also struggle with substance abuse. Read More

The Link Between Co-Occurring Disorders and Substance Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 6, 2020

Many alcoholics and drug addicts also suffer from a mental health condition. It goes both ways, too—those with severe mental illness often struggle with substance abuse. In fact, national surveys have concluded that roughly half of adults in the U.S. with a psychiatric diagnosis have co-occurring alcoholism or drug addiction. Though there is less data Read More

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