Substance Abuse and Suicide

Substance abuse and suicide

Suicide, substance abuse, and depression have a very interconnected relationship. In fact, more than 90 percent of people who commit suicide suffer from depression, have a substance abuse disorder or both. Does substance abuse increase risk of suicide? Many who suffer from severe depression as a result of major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or […]

COVID-19, Depression and Drug Abuse: Recovery in Orange County, CA

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You’ve heard this said many times since March, but it doesn’t make it any less true or meaningful: It’s okay to not be okay right now. In fact, as we trudge our way through an atypical holiday season—which can be difficult under normal circumstances—many people continue to struggle with loneliness, anxiety, depression, COVID trauma or […]

How Do You Stay Sober in Orange County During a Pandemic?

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Addiction can be an illness of isolation, but the antidote is community. At a time when so much of our lives is spent self-isolating and socially distancing from others, it’s vital to maintain a connection with friends and family, even if it’s done remotely.  Five ways to stay sober in Orange County during COVID-19 Here […]

The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

While substance use disorders can affect just about anyone from Los Angeles to the East Coast, research has found that individuals who suffer from mental illnesses are significantly more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than their peers. Entering drug rehab can play a significant part in the recovery process. While the underlying causes of […]