trauma and addiction

Trauma’s Role in Addiction

Trauma changes the way a person sees the world around them. It impacts relationships, self-esteem, and physical health. Yet, one of the most profound ways it impacts a person is through the use of substance abuse disorder development. Trauma and addiction can occur together, and when it does, treatment needs to address both conditions equally.…

high functioning depression

Do I Have High Functioning Depression?

Some people recognize depression as always feeling down, hiding in a bedroom, and not participating in life. However, depression looks different for different people. Many people have high-functioning depression, which allows people to be successful while still coping with depression. People with high-functioning depression are able to engage in life and even have happy moments.…

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PTSD Awareness Month

Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder that leaves people struggling with thoughts and feelings of past trauma. June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this debilitating condition and provide opportunities for healing. With the proper trauma-informed care, individuals can overcome the challenges of this disorder and…

trauma and addiction

How Trauma Can Impact Addiction

If you are battling trauma and addiction, you’re dealing with two of the most complex and challenging disorders at the same time. Trauma therapy can help you safely work through past trauma, allowing you to move beyond addiction, fear, and anxiety. At Archstone Behavioral Health, we can offer treatment through dual diagnosis, a comprehensive treatment…

mental health and alcoholism

Mental Health Effects of Long-Term Alcoholism

Alcoholism is not just a physical disease. It has a complex impact on your health and your overall well-being. When it comes to mental health and alcoholism, recognizing the deep connection is critical. At Archstone Behavioral Health we offer dual diagnosis, a treatment plan to help manage substance use disorder and mental health conditions. What…

what is dual diagnosis

What is a Dual Diagnosis?

Many individuals who struggle with substance use disorders also struggle with another co-occurring disorder, typically a mental health problem. In most cases, one disorder continually perpetuates the other, resulting in an ongoing spiral that’s often difficult to break free from. If you’ve ever wondered, “what is dual diagnosis?” the experts at Archstone Behavioral Health explain…