depression

Internal & External Triggers

Triggers can be feelings, experiences, people, places, and things that you associate with your drinking or drug use. There are different types of triggers: internal, external, and sensory triggers. All three usually work together to create a craving. INTERNAL TRIGGERS are feelings that people have...

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Researchers Support Mindfulness When Addressing Co-Occurring Depression and Substance Use Disorders

Meditation and Mindfulness are practices that call to attention our current thoughts, feelings and opinions. Theravada Buddhism which helped establish the practice of Mindfulness was established over 3000 years ago. Modern science is increasingly assessing the benefits of Mindfulness. Those suffering from Co-occurring disorders or...

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Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol is a depressant, it slows down the function of the Central Nervous System (CNS). When abused, alcohol can: Cause short-term memory loss Cause confusion Effect coordination Effect vision Cause slurred speech Cause a lack of sleep Slow or stop the heart Slow or stop breathing Cause unconsciousness Cause seizures Result in coma or death To function...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps with Depression and Anxiety

 Depression and anxiety are the chief areas that one addresses when entering a high quality residential treatment facility.  At AToN Center, we specialize in using multiple evidence-based approaches to help our residents. Depression and anxiety are chief among the host of emotions that one typically...

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