Depression and Alcoholism in Women

Depression and Alcoholism in Women

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Alcohol is a perennial favorite among individuals who suffer from depression, including women. The substance provides a respite from the symptoms of depression, such as feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or despair, replacing these emotions,…
help for alcoholism and depression

Help for Alcoholism and Depression

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Like peanut butter and jelly, alcoholism, and depression often coexist together. On their own, either depression or alcoholism is a devastating disorder. Together, these comorbid disorders seem to feast off each other, each worsening the symptoms…
Heroin and Fentanyl

The Deadly Combination of Heroin and Fentanyl

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About four years ago there was a sudden surge in overdose deaths, which at the time attributed to heroin. It wasn’t clear why the drastic uptick in heroin overdoses was happening at first. Eventually, the answer came: Fentanyl. Fentanyl is…
Effects of Drug Use and Mental Health

Effects of Drug Use and Mental Health

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The connection between drug use and mental health disorders is a powerful one.  Drug and alcohol addiction is itself included in the list of mental health disorders as defined in the DSM-5.  The presence of a co-occurring mental health disorder,…