adhd in adults

ADHD in Adults

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Understanding ADHD (or ADD) in Adults Most people equate the brain disorder ADHD with young hyperactive children. However, ADHD in adults is more common than one might think, with about 4% struggling with the disorder in adulthood. ADHD…
enabling addiction

Are You Enabling Addiction

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Even though you have a sincere desire to help a loved one, you might be enabling addiction behaviors without knowing it. Read on to learn more about enabling and codependence, and how to avoid them. What is Enabling? While it is perfectly…
can you get fired for going to rehab

Can You Get Fired for Going to Rehab?

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Can You Get Fired for Going to Rehab? How to Use FMLA for Treatment You have arrived at a crossroads, one that offers a choice to either continue using drugs or alcohol or to get treatment. You might worry about the after effects of telling…
OCD and Alcohol

OCD and Alcohol

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Alcohol Addiction Having co-occurring OCD and alcohol use disorder is fairly common. Learn about these disorders and how the dual diagnosis is successfully treated. Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder…
using drugs to cope

Using Drugs to Cope

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How many stressed-out people are using drugs to cope with their emotions? Learn about how self-medicating with drugs or alcohol only makes things worse. Anyone who has been through a highly stressful life event or trauma knows how hard it…
healthcare burnout

Healthcare Employee Burnout Can Lead to Addiction

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Burnout In Healthcare COVID-19 Has Put a Burden on Our Healthcare Workers Who May Turn to Substances Working in the healthcare field is stressful. All levels of healthcare workers, such as doctors, nurses, and support staff, have to manage…
hangover anxiety

Hangover Anxiety: Why Do You Get “Hangxiety” After a Night of Drinking?

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Learn How Heavy Drinking Can Lead to Both a Hangover and Anxiety Raise your hand if you have ever had deep regrets after a night of heavy drinking. Yep, pretty much all of us have suffered through the aftermath of a bender. When feeling sick…
quitting alcohol and depression

When Quitting Alcohol and Depression Symptoms Increase

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Does Giving Up Alcohol Make You Depressed? So you muster up the strength to stop drinking, but now your depression symptoms get worse. Alcoholism and depression occur together often. People who struggle with alcohol abuse may become depressed…
Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

Importance of Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

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Prescribing Medications More Effectively Last week we breached the topic of genetic testing and how it can affect mental health treatments. This week we wanted to dive in a little deeper and zero in specifically on dual diagnosis. But what…
Genetic Testing for Mental Health

Genetic Testing for Mental Health Medicines

How Can DNA Testing Help Select The Right Medications In the last couple of blog posts, we've discussed genetic DNA testing for the predisposition of mental health disorders, diseases, cancer, and the importance of genetic testing for dual…