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Substance Abuse and Depression

By Kathleen Smith, PhD - Psycom

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In this article from Psycom.net, Kathleen Smith lists some signs of depression and you can treat your depression in a healthy way.

"It’s no secret that there is a strong connection between substance use and mental illness. The National Bureau of Economic Research reports that people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in life consume 69 percent of the nation’s alcohol and 84 percent of the national’s cocaine. When a person struggles with substance abuse and a mental illness, this is known as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder.


Original article by Kathleen Smith, PhD on November 25, 2018