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Can You Take Gabapentin for Anxiety? | Just Believe Detox
Abused Substances

Can You Take Gabapentin for Anxiety?

Gabapentin is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of psychological and physical conditions. Its primary use is for treating central nervous system disorders, reducing the risk of seizure, and alleviating nerve pain associated with shingles. The most common brand name for gabapentin is

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Distress Tolerance Skills and Addiction Recovery | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Distress Tolerance Skills and Addiction Recovery

Distress tolerance refers to one’s ability to endure or tolerate emotional pain or distress. When a person starts using addictive substances, they can rapidly lower their level of distress tolerance. Instead of withstanding unwanted feelings, they begin to turn to drug or alcohol abuse immediately.

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The Relationship Between Cocaine and Depression | Just Believe Detox
Abused Substances

The Relationship Between Cocaine and Depression

It might seem obvious that someone who is depressed would abuse cocaine. This drug can temporarily neutralize many of the most unpleasant and debilitating symptoms of depression by elevating mood, confidence, and energy. However, these effects are very brief, leaving many persons stuck in a

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Substance Abuse and the Risk of Suicidal Depression | Just Believe Detox
Abused Substances

Substance Abuse and the Risk of Suicidal Depression

It is not uncommon for individuals to experience depressive thoughts and feelings while being active substance abusers or recovering from addiction, but what happens if those feelings become dangerous and a person requires professional help? And how can you tell if a person you love

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Unipolar Depression and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Mental Health

Unipolar Depression and Addiction

Individuals with unipolar depression (often referred to as major depressive disorder or major depression) experience persistent feelings of sadness or loss of interest in interacting with the world around them. While bipolar depression refers to frequent mood changes between depression and mania, unipolar depression is

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Debilitating Anxiety and Substance Abuse | Just Believe Detox
Abused Substances

Debilitating Anxiety and Substance Abuse

Anxiety is a normal emotion that almost everyone experiences occasionally—even those who are usually calm, relaxed, and collected know what it’s like to feel anxious, worried, fearful, nervous, or stressful regarding unpredictable situations that occur them out of their comfort zone. But for an estimated

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Different Types of Anxiety and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Different Types of Anxiety and Addiction

Addiction often co-occurs alongside mental health issues. One of the most common mental health disorders that afflicts those with an addiction is anxiety. There are several different types of anxiety disorders, and these include the following. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a

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What Is Codependency and Its Relation to Addiction? | Just Believe Detox
Abused Substances

What Is Codependency and Its Relation to Addiction?

Codependency is hallmarked by a close relationship in which one person has profound and overwhelming emotional needs, and their partner is obliged to contribute an excessive amount of time and energy responding to those needs. This frequently occurs to both individuals’ disadvantage and other relationships’

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Types of Bipolar Disorder and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Mental Health

Types of Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Even though they are not always suggestive of each other, a relatively large percentage of individuals affected by bipolar disorder also engage in substance abuse. In fact, a co-existing substance use disorder is so common that many health professionals perform routine addiction screenings for those

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Body Dysmorphia and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Body Dysmorphia and Addiction

Body dysmorphia (body dysmorphic disorder or BDD) is a pathological condition hallmarked by a preoccupation with one’s personal appearance or at least one aspect of it. An individual is affected by BDD focuses on real or imagined physical flaws or unusual features to the point

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