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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...

PTSD Anniversary Reactions

In honor of the many veterans who have problems with alcohol or drugs related to PTSD, we are discussing PTSD anniversary reactions this Memorial Day weekend.  Anniversary reactions occur when people become increasingly distressed on or around the anniversary of a...