Mental Health

Substance Abuse And Anxiety Disorders

Substance Abuse And Anxiety Disorders

The Relationship Between Anxiety And Addiction Anxiety and addiction often occur comorbidly. This means that substance abuse and anxiety disorders happen at the same time. You can struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) while also struggling with anxiety.  In this article, Midwood Addiction Treatment will examine the following:  What is anxiety?  How does anxiety relate to addiction?  What …

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How to Deal with Shyness and Low Self-Esteem in Recovery

How to Deal with Shyness and Low Self-Esteem in Recovery

Terror And Fear You’re terrified of treatment. You’re afraid to get help. Maybe it’s the fear of judgment. You’re already crushed by guilt. You’re like Giles Corey, being flattened by many accusers. Your thoughts accuse you. They point at you and condemn you. Call you a failure. A loser. An addict. They tell you that …

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How Yoga Can Support Trauma Healing and Recovery

How Yoga Can Support Trauma Healing and Recovery

Trauma is a key driver of substance abuse and addiction. In fact, people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are 14 times more likely to be diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) than the general public. Often people who’ve experienced severe trauma try to self-medicate to mask their uncomfortable symptoms. Unfortunately, SUD and addiction present …

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Why is BPD Often Tied to Addiction?

Why is BPD Often Tied to Addiction?

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by instability in relationships, self image, and emotions. Among the symptoms for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are:  Intense fear of abandonment Inappropriate or extreme emotional reactions Impulsive or risky behavior History of unstable relationships Unstable or dysfunctional self image  Feelings of emptiness Explosive anger Intense and …

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What Is Codependency?

What Is Codependency?

Codependency is characterized by a close relationship in which one individual has profound emotional needs, and a partner is forced to contribute an excessive amount of time responding to those needs. This frequently occurs to the detriment to one or both partners and even other significant relationships. Codependency can lead to a downward spiral in …

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