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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...

Co-occurring Marijuana and Tobacco

Co-occurring marijuana and tobacco is increasingly becoming a public health problem. The National Survey on Drug Use & Health (SNDUH) conducted an epidemiological study in 2009 and the resulting data suggests that 57.9% of those who smoke cigarettes said they had...

PTSD and Substance Abuse

In honor of PTSD Awareness month, we are highlighting research that has shown that co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse are very common dual diagnosis disorders and that the outlook for trauma resolution is optimistic. When you look at people suffering from lifetime...