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The Chicken or The Egg: Does Depression Cause Addiction?


How Can Depression Lead To Addiction? Is addiction caused by depression? This question mimics “which came first: the chicken or the egg?”. While everyone may have a different answer, one thing is certain – depression can lead to addiction. As is human nature, we try to cope with depression in any way we feel comfortable. Unfortunately, some of these ways involve substance abuse.  Depression attacks our sense of self-worth. As a result, we want to regain control of our lives and oftentimes this leads to alcohol abuse and drug addiction. Painkiller addiction also occurs, as depression sometimes takes away our ability to “feel”.  [...]

The Chicken or The Egg: Does Depression Cause Addiction?2022-12-15T21:51:24+00:00

How Do Dual-Diagnosis Programs Work?


People addicted to drugs and alcohol may suffer from underlying mental health conditions leading to them becoming addicted and exacerbating their substance use. Studies have shown that 60% of young adults in treatment programs for substance use disorder (SUD) also meet the criteria for another mental health condition. Receiving a dual diagnosis can be overwhelming. However, treating your mental health and SUD at the same time is not only doable but necessary to ensure you make a full recovery. If both conditions are not simultaneously treated, they can both continue to exacerbate each other. Here at Vanity Wellness, we are committed to [...]

How Do Dual-Diagnosis Programs Work?2022-07-30T07:00:00+00:00
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