Depression and Alcoholism

silhouette of a man holding a liquor bottle with several more in front of him on a table illustrating the link between depression and alcoholism

Depression and alcoholism are one of the most common combinations of dual diagnosis today. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults. Many depressed people are unaware that alcohol only compounds their

Alcohol, Suicide and the Military

military man with cigarette and alcoholic drink with lady holding gun in background

Binge drinking among the military is a growing epidemic. In 2003, it was reported that 1.5% of our military soldiers were suffering from alcoholism or have alcohol abuse issues. Stress seems to be a contributing factor to alcohol binges and suicides. It is tragic that there is a growing epidemic of substance abuse cases within

Coping with Depression and Addiction

If dual diagnosed with depression and addiction an addiction treatment center that specializes in treating individuals who struggle with dual diagnosis will be able to treat each disease independently giving the client the best chance at achieving long term sobriety.

New Residency for Medical Professionals to Specialize in Addiction

Ten various universities around the country are offering a one year program for doctors who have completed medical school and want to further their education and study the correlation between addiction and the brain while gaining a specialty in treating addiction.