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Addiction & Bipolar Mood Disorder | New Life Recovery® Top 10 Rehab Centers

Addiction & Bipolar Mood Disorder | New Life Recovery® Top 10 Rehab Centers | Mental Health | Scoop.it

More than 1 in 40 adults in the U.S. have bipolar disorder. What if you have bipolar disorder but don’t know it? You may self-medicate with prescription drugs like Opiates in an attempt to feel better. Unfortunately, self-medicating can easily turn into addiction. If self-medication becomes an addiction, you may want to consider attending a top addiction treatment center. Dual-diagnosis treatment centers have experience in treating addicts who also have a co-occurring mood disorder. Resent studies indicate that 82% of those who attend addiction treatment programs are suffering with a co-occurring mental illness.

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Mood stabilizers are medicines that treat and prevent highs (manic or hypomanic episodes) and lows (depressive episodes). They also help to minimize the negative effects of mood states on functioning at work or school or in social situations. Technically, the FDA does not classify medicines as “mood stabilizers.” Doctors use a number of different classes and brands of drugs to treat bipolar disorder. Treatment for bipolar mania may include lithium, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines. Many people who have bipolar disorder keep taking these medications for years or decades after their last manic episode to stay healthy. This is called maintenance therapy for bipolar disorder.

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The Female Office Bully-Is She Clever or Intelligent? - New Life Recovery® Top Addiction Treatment Centers

Bully’s do not only exist in the school yard, they are alive and well in the work place too.  Office bully’s may not physically push you in the hall, but they can make your job and life a living hell. If you have found yourself to be the victim of a clever office bully, read …
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He's Not Who I Thought He Was! - New Life Recovery® Top Addiction Treatment Centers

Seriously? Not Again! Have you ever kicked yourself– really hard — at a later date for a decision that you made? Of course you have, we all have. Now as you survey the wake of destruction which resulted from that one decision, you beat yourself up endlessly. On some level you knew that nothing good …
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Regret is never fun and can so often be avoided. It seems that in this world we need to have patience and a plan. Without a plan we can make bad decisions.

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What Is A Moment of Clarity? - New Life Recovery®

A moment of clarity is a turning point. To turn away without hesitation and not look back, while at the same time feeling at total peace with the decision  —-  that is a moment of clarity. In Genesis 19 of the Holly Bible,  Lot and his wife were instructed by God’s angels to leave the …
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A moment of clarity is a game changer. It's right before the sunglasses come off!

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How Do I Heal from Abuse - New Life Recovery®

Hurting People – Hurt People Very few of us get out of this world without being abused at some point in our life. The abuse can be directed toward our mind, body or soul. Usually it affects all three. When we are abused by a parent or guardian, the very people who are supposed to …
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Healing from abuse is one of the hardest things to do in life. At the same time it can provide a chance to help others. No one can understand what the abuse victim feels like better than someone who has gone through it.

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Nearly sixty percent (60%) of Addicts have Mental Illness | New Life Recovery® Top 10 Rehabs

Nearly sixty percent (60%) of Addicts have Mental Illness | New Life Recovery® Top 10 Rehabs | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Nearly sixty percent (60%) of people with substance-use disorders also have mental illness, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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This data helps to explain a patient’s effort to self medicate, and trying to alleviate their anxiety/depression with illicit drugs or alcohol. Once the patient is stable in a treatment setting clinicians can then determine if the patient is suffering from a mental illness. Treatment is the first step in recovery.

This information is critical for substance abuse treatment programs and providing long term recovery success. In light of this data, addiction treatment centers using state of the art toxicology testing for medication management is becoming more and more important.

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder? - New Life Recovery® Top Addiction Treatment Centers

Borderline Personality Disorder has some unique characteristics. A person suffering with borderline personality disorder has a difficult time with both personal & professional relationships. They usually also suffer from depression. The paramount theme running through a borderline’s life is emotional instability. Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder A borderline will experience impulsiveness and their life generally …
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What is a Love Drug? - New Life Recovery® Trauma & Addiction Rehab Info

What is a Love Drug? - New Life Recovery® Trauma & Addiction Rehab Info | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Did you know that our bodies make a love drug? We actually get high from love. The drug that our bodies create is known as Oxytocin, not to be confused with Oxycontin!  It’s funny, but my spell check did not have Oxytocin in the dictionary and gave me the option to correct it with Oxycontin! …
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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder is a serious mental illness that will often times accompany an addiction resulting in a dual diagnosis. People who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder exhibit the following features based on the American Psychiatric Association. Symptoms …  Read More
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For years I self medicated with alcohol because I was unknowingly depressed. When you are so used to not feeling good, you really have nothing to compare it to. Then by drinking or using drugs you feel so much better. But over time the drugs and alcohol create more problems and ultimately stop working.

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Schizophrenia & Marijuana Abuse

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. Late adolescence and early adulthood are peak periods for the onset of schizophrenia, critical years in a young adult's social and vocational development.
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I know a person who has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia but does not admit to having it. The person definitely displays behavior consistent with the diagnosis.


The one thing I do know from him is that he had a break down at the age of 15 and was in the mental hospital for almost a month. Prior to that he was a good student, on the football team and top wrestler in his high school.


With regard to this article, he told me he would smoke up to 4 "blunts' a day, everyday from 12 to 18 years of age. Before school, during school and after school, he smoked pot.


If I were a kid in high school today, I would want to know that smoking pot could potentially make me mentally ill. The pot today is so much more potent too.


He essentially changed after being admitted. Tried to attend college, but dropped out. Crashed 2 cars going 20 miles an hour while huffing computer cleaner, and has been in and out of the psych ward for years. He does take medication now for mood disorder and depression.


He was a promising athlete and drugs intervened to stop him in his tracks. Now he just exists with wild ideas that he will be discovered and sent to Hollywood. He also claims to be doing God's work for those around him. Who knows...maybe he is.

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