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Treatment for Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders

Co-occurring substance abuse and mood disorders refers to the presence of both a substance use disorder and a mood disorder, such as major depression or bipolar disorder.  It is very common for someone with a substance use disorder to also be suffering from a mood...

Suicide Rates and Substance Abuse

In honor of national suicide prevention awareness month we are featuring a post on suicide rates and substance abuse.  Suicide and substance abuse are major contributors to the increase in death rates among middle-aged white people in America.  A study done recently...

Co-occurring Depression and Alcohol

In honor of national recovery month, it’s important to discuss some of the work that’s been done recently on co-occurring depression and alcohol as well as co-occurring depression and drug research. Research studies done in psychiatric settings prior to now had found...

Drug and Alcohol Overdoses

International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness globally that deaths from drug and alcohol overdoses are preventable. Unfortunately, there was a distinct increase in the mortality of middle-aged Caucasian (non-Hispanic) adults of both genders in the U.S....