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co-occurring disorder

trauma and substance abuse

How Does Trauma Relate to Substance Abuse?

Genetics and the environment play a role in substance abuse, but another factor that plays heavily into a future substance use disorder is childhood or adult trauma. Significant events in our past can lay the groundwork for substance abuse disorders in the future, and there is a correlation between substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder …

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bipolar disorder eating disorder

Are Eating Disorders and Bipolar Disorders Linked?

Bipolar disorder has been linked to many substance abuse cases, but recent studies have shown that substance abuse is not the only common co-occurring illness. Some individuals with bipolar disorder also have some form of eating disorder they are struggling with. The most frequent co-occurring disorder appears to be what is known as binge-eating disorder, …

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co-occurring mental health disorder

Can Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders Make You More Prone to Relapse?

Recovery is hard under the best of circumstances. When you have a co-occurring mental illness, recovery goes from hard to harder and may make you more prone to relapse. If you have a co-occurring mental disorder, you have to take extra precautions to ensure you maintain sobriety. In many cases, the mental health issue is …

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