Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental health and addiction are closely linked; if a person has both a mental health disorder and substance use disorder, these conditions are considered co-occurring disorders. Learn how mental health disorders can affect substance abuse and what you can do to treat both.
Mental Health

Emotional Self-Regulation is a Valuable Tool

By learning emotional self-regulation skills, you can develop healthy coping mechanisms such as self-soothing and setting firm boundaries.
Addiction Treatment

The Power of EMDR

Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand. Learn how EMDR—a treatment that reconceptualizes trauma and negative beliefs—can help.
Blog

How Is Trauma Linked to Addiction?

For many who experience a trauma, the shock and hurt dissipates with time. Others, however, may turn to substances and develop addictions.
Mental Health

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as comorbidity, occur when a person has a substance use disorder and another mental health issue.
Recovery

Emotional Sobriety: Why Giving Up Drugs and Alcohol Isn’t Enough

Sobriety does not stop at abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Emotional sobriety helps us stay in recovery and become the best version of ourselves.
Mental Health

Why Taking Care of Your Mental Health Is Essential to Your Recovery

Mental health and addiction often go hand in hand. Understanding how and why is critical to safeguarding your recovery. In this article, Mountainside clinician Meg Currie shares mental health tips to help you avoid relapse.
Alcohol

How Addiction Can Change Your Personality

Addiction alters brain activity, leading to personality changes. Find out the different ways addiction can affect your life and relationships.
Addiction Treatment

Men, Trauma, and Addiction

Addicted men and women react to treatment differently. Discover how a man’s upbringing can determine the effectiveness of his recovery efforts.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: Men vs Women

Addiction can impact anyone, but social and physiological factors lead to gender-specific concerns. Learn how substance abuse affects men and women.
Recovery

Chester Bennington’s Death Shines Light on the Importance of Mental Health

Chester Bennington’s suicide has many people talking about addiction and mental health. Learn about the singer’s life and how he and his music inspired others.
Mental Health

What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

Almost 40% of individuals suffering from alcohol or drug addiction struggle with other mental health disorders as well. Learn more in this short video.
Mental Health

Stress & Addiction

Learning how to manage stress is key to your overall well-being, especially for those in recovery.
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