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Chemical Imbalances and Depression

You often hear the words “chemical imbalances” associated with addiction and mental health. Knowing what this term means is a great help in understanding many psychiatric conditions. Chemical imbalances happen when the brain has either too many or too few neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are natural chemicals that help the nerve cells to communicate with each…

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Alcohol and Your Mental Health

Some people drink alcohol while socializing. Others, however, drink alcohol to deal with emotions of anxiety and depression. They might intend for this self-medication to cheer them up or to help them sleep. Alcohol might be able to help you briefly relax in a state of euphoria. Unfortunately, this feeling is short-lived, and using alcohol…

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Types of Trauma and Addiction

What are the types of trauma associated with addiction? Trauma is a contributing factor in the development of many forms of addiction. Often, people abuse alcohol and other drugs because of an underlying mental issue. Drugs and alcohol are how many people deal with shame, anxiety, guilt, anger, irritability, fear, insomnia, depression, among other negative…