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Depression and addiction can make for a challenging recovery. It is important to find ways of managing the two at once. It may be difficult to understand the causal relationship between depression and addiction, but they coexist in many people’s lives during their journey through recovery.

Many addicts who are in recovery will tell you that they started treating their addiction, but later realized that there was a significant mental health issue as well.

In order to overcome one problem without reverting back into another, you need an understanding of how each affects your life as well as what might help them both simultaneously. As you do, you will discover how your overall quality of living will improve with time and sobriety.

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The Role of Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

Whether you are new to recovery or have been on your own journey for some time now, incorporating mindfulness into your life will help you stay sober and deepen your understanding of who you are as a person.

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5 Most Common Reasons for Drug Relapse

In truth, many successful addiction recovery stories include one or more relapses. The distinction lies in how a relapse occurs – and how a person handles it afterwards.

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How Healthy Eating and Exercise Improve Mental Health

Having a healthy diet has an enormous impact on how the body and the brain function, but it isn’t simply a matter of eating specific foods.

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What Does High-Functioning Bipolar Disorder Look Like?

High-Functioning Bipolar When people use the phrase “high-functioning” when discussing mental illness, it is usually used to describe someone who …

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I Hate My Life: What to do if You’re Unhappy with Your Life

Why Am I so Unhappy? Have you found yourself waiting for your life to get better? Well, without taking your …

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Healthy Tips to Cope with Stress

It is critical to develop healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress, especially in recovery. For so long you were …

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Bipolar Disorder Quiz

Do you ever feel as though you have no control over your emotions? It can be difficult to pinpoint why …

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Overcoming Fear and Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

How To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone? For many people, recovering from a substance use disorder can be one …

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Why Is Mental Illness So Prevalent In Young Adults Nowadays?

It can be disconcerting to see young and otherwise physically healthy people in distress from mental health issues. Many pundits …

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Depression or Addiction; What Came First?

It is common for depression or addiction to occur side by side. In fact, many people in recovery will tell you that …

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The Top 5 Most Common Mental Illnesses

Most people have no hesitation when it comes to telling their boss that they can’t come in to work because …

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Substance Abuse and Self-Harm

Substance abuse and self-harm are more related than most people think. As the mental impact of substance abuse escalates, the …

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Edited by: David Beasley

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David Beasley is a certified RADT (Registered Alcohol/Drug Technician). David, moved to California from North Carolina after many failed attempts to get sober.

Medically Reviewed by: Charley Allen

Charley earned his Masters of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).He teaches mindfulness to both adults and children in group setting such as schools, corporate workplaces, and medical treatment facilities.

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