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[…]

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[…]

Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationships You don’t plan to enter into abusive relationships. In fact, many women or men who’ve escaped abusive relationships swear to themselves that they will never get into another one, only to find themselves becoming victims of abuse once again. Sadly, it takes an average of five to seven acts of violence before a[…]

What if I told you that everything you thought you knew about addiction is not true?

Drugs were first banned about 100 years ago. That’s a century of waging war on drugs, backed by the story of addiction as it has been dished out to us by teachers, governments, media and society in general. Very few of us question this story of addiction because it seems manifestly true. If I asked[…]

Substance and Process Addiction

What is Addiction?

I have focused on specific addictions with recent blogs but this time I would like to take a look at the meaning of addiction in the broader sense. The term “addiction” can mean many things to many people. Simply put, an addiction is defined as a substance or activity which a person has become dependent[…]

Depression Rehabilitation

Why Rehab Might Offer the Best Solution to Your Depression It is sadly common for addiction and depression to be found together – one study found that 47 per cent of those diagnosed with depression also engaged in substance abuse (Source: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs June 1996). If you or your loved are dealing a[…]