The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders Chronic anxiety can make life unbearable. The word ‘anxiety’ comes from Latin and it can be translated as meaning ‘unable to breathe’. This unpleasant mental state can be what drives people into addiction in the first place, and the fear of being unable to manage anxiety can prevent[…]

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression? The Link between Depression and Addiction It often happens that those of us who develop addiction problems will also have a history of depression symptoms. It may be that even after we quit alcohol or drugs, we still require treatment for this other issue. If this sounds similar to[…]

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery 

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery Many of us turned to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to deal with psychological trauma. Giving up these substances is the first step towards a better life, but we also have to deal with the inner pain that has been the driving force behind our[…]

Why Twin Rivers Rehab Stands Out From Other Rehabs!

Why Twin Rivers Rehab Stands Out From Other Rehabs!

Why Twin Rivers Rehab Stands Out From Other Rehabs! T– Therapeutic Community living in a six-bedroom house with 24 Hr staffing, pool, garden, table-tennis, and a 10-minute walk away from warm, award winning beaches. The clients usually take Twin Rivers two dogs, Lola & Tammy with them to the beach on morning walks. W– Willingness[…]

Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year!

Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year!

Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year! Christmas time is a realistic testing ground for anyone’s recovery regardless of length of time in recovery. Christmas ignites many feelings that can overwhelm a person who is recovering from an addiction disorder, and many of these feelings still automatically invite old ideals and behaviours. For a start,[…]

Understanding the Link between Depression and Addiction

Understanding the Link between Depression and Addiction

Understanding the Link between Depression and Addiction It is estimated that at least one-third of people dealing with addiction problems also suffer from depression. These two disorders are closely linked, and this is why an increasing number of drug rehab centres offer depression treatment as part of their daily programme. By dealing with both of[…]

Addiction & Mental Health

Addiction & Mental Health

  How Addiction Impacts Our Mental Health It is often a noticeable deterioration to our mental health that finally convinces us to get help for our addiction problems. It may become so bad that our thinking feels out of control and overwhelming – we could also develop mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder,[…]

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

The Uneasy Relationship between Psychiatry and Addiction The relationship between addiction and psychiatry isn’t always an easy one. Even though alcohol or drug dependence is described as a biopsychosocial problem (i.e. it involves psychological, biological, and social factors), and therefore should technically be an ideal fit for psychiatrists, many in the profession feel reluctant to[…]