Depression is a common issue that many Americans face. 16.1 million U.S. adults struggle with depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide.1 Many people with depression also have co-occurring disorders like substance abuse problems or sleep disorders that can increase the negative symptoms of both and make recovery very difficult.
While only about 40 percent of people who suffer from depression receive treatment for it, many who do receive a prescription for antidepressant drugs.1 One in nine Americans takes an antidepressant, but like any drug, there are some risks involved, including addiction.2(more…)
The National Center for PTSD reports about seven or eight of every 100 people will suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.1 People with PTSD are also three times more likely to abuse drugs than those without it. Additionally, 50 percent of people who have PTSD also abuse alcohol.2
While the relationship between PTSD and addiction is very clear, the solution is not always as obvious. If you or a loved one is suffering, it’s important to understand why the two disorders often occur simultaneously and what kind of treatment is most effective for overcoming both. (more…)
When most people think of addiction, they probably associate the condition with drug or alcohol abuse. It’s true that many cases of addiction involve substance abuse and research shows that over 21 million adults in the United States have a problem with drugs or alcohol.1
However, it’s also possible to become addicted to a behavior, or what is called behavioral addiction. (more…)
Nova Recovery Center offers a large range of substance abuse treatment services: detox, residential, outpatient and sober living.