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[…]

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Hope for Depression Sufferers 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 dual diagnosis which involves depression, it[…]

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme Many of us who end up struggling due to alcohol or drug addiction problems will also have other issues that need to be dealt with. This can include conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or personality disorders. It could be that it was these mental health issues that made[…]

Ritalin and cocaine use

The Big Ritalin controversy and its link to cocaine use

Doctors have been using Ritalin (also called methylphenidate) since the mid-1950’s to treat a variety of conditions which include depression, fatigue syndrome, and narcolepsy. Ritalin gained FDA approval for treatment of hyperactivity in children in 1961. Ritalin and cocaine use Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed medication for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). This treatment has helped thousands of people[…]

Tough Love – good or bad?

Tough Love – good or bad?

The basic definition of tough love is “the promotion of a person’s welfare, especially that of an addict, child, or criminal, by enforcing certain constraints on them, or requiring them to take responsibility for their actions.” The Term Tough Love The term tough love was first used in 1968 by Bill Milliken when he wrote[…]

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[…]