a woman falls asleep in front of a bottle of alcohol as she thinks about depression and alcohol

Depression and Alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption over long periods can lead to a wide range of physical and psychological problems. One of the main psychological side effects of alcohol is depression. When a person suffers from depression and alcohol addiction, they are often diagnosed with co-occurring disorders.  Through dual diagnosis, a treatment specialist can identify depression and its…

a man sits on the floor and wonders what is ptsd

What Is PTSD?

Many people often wonder, “What is PTSD? Well, the term is an abbreviation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This mental disorder typically develops after a traumatic event or situation. The event can either be life-threatening or not necessarily dangerous. As a result, you’ll always feel afraid during or after a traumatic situation, thus triggering fight-or-flight.   In…