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Depression and Addiction: The Link

Sometimes, life challenges can seem impossible to face and can lead people down the path of addiction to substances like drugs and alcohol. This new coping mechanism may work at first but will eventually lead to a downward spiral where depression and addiction become tightly woven together. In this blog, Myrtle Beach Recovery, an alcohol […]

ADHD and Addiction: The Link

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, affects so many people around the world. This neurological disorder has symptoms such as impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Since ADHD can be difficult to navigate, some may fall into addiction, especially with substances like methamphetamines or alcohol. In this blog, we will look at the relationship between ADHD and […]

How to Navigate Bipolar and Drug Addiction

Bipolar disorder isn’t easy to manage, and when drug addiction comes along with it, the struggle can be overwhelming. In this blog, we will look at the relationship between bipolar disorder and substance abuse and discuss ways a loved one may provide support or someone suffering may look for help. We’ll answer questions like “How […]

Narcissism and Drug Addiction: The Link

In this blog, we will cover the connection between narcissism and addiction, from the types of narcissists–including grandiose and covert–to whether all addicts are inherently narcissists. This complex psychological problem cannot be fully explored in one blog alone, but we can cover the highlights and show where the overlap between narcissism and drug addiction occurs […]

Can You Beat Addiction On Your Own?

As addiction is a serious disorder that frequently necessitates expert aid and support, overcoming addiction on your own can be a difficult and complex undertaking. While some people may be able to recover from addiction without professional help or support, it is typically safer and more successful to seek help from medical professionals, support groups, […]

What Does Addiction Feel Like? | You’re Not Alone

Although addiction is a complicated and varied disorder with many effects on people, but there are certain similar experiences and feelings connected to it. In this blog, we will look at some things people with addiction may go through. Remember, if you are asking yourself what does addiction feel like and think you may be […]

Fentanyl Addiction Guide

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller, which helps pain in cancer patients as well as in people with severe pain who have become dependent on other opioids. The strength of fentanyl can be compared to 50–100 times the potency of morphine. It is often administered via pill, injection, skin patch, or lozenge. Because of its potency […]

DSM Addiction Guide

The American Psychiatric Association created the widely used diagnostic reference manual known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM offers criteria for diagnosing substance use disorders, including addiction, in its fifth edition (DSM-5). A summary of the DSM-5’s definition of addiction is given in this blog.