Drunkorexia

Drunkorexia: Prevalent, Progressive, and Deadly

What Is Drunkorexia? A few months ago in a blog on dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders, I wrote in passing of a fairly new term called “drunkorexia.” Drunkorexia fits a textbook definition of a dual diagnosis – a substance abuse disorder co-occurring with a mental health disorder – and unfortunately, its prevalence is increasing rapidly.…

A person passed out at the bar suffers from alcoholism and depression

Alcoholism and Depression: Can One Cause the Other?

Addiction and mental illness often go together, but you may want to know which one comes first. This can be different for each person depending on their situation, so it’s important to get help for both. Alcoholism and depression are significant issues. However, don’t lose hope. Effective treatment is available. However, you first need to…

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How to Find the Best Anxiety and Depression Treatment Center California Offers

You’re dealing with anxiety or depression. At some point, you started abusing drugs or alcohol. You’re desperate for help to get control of your life. Here’s what to look for when searching for the best addiction, anxiety and depression treatment center California offers. Understanding the Disease Model of Addiction with a Psychiatric Condition Addiction’s a…

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What Is the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety?

Millions of people in the United States have mental health issues. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common. However, do these disorders have a connection? Learning more about them can help you understand the importance of getting treatment. About Anxiety and Depression As mental health conditions, anxiety and depression do have similarities. However,…