The link between depression and addiction: Does one cause the other?
Depression and addiction are both very common medical issues. An estimated 16.2 million people in the US have at least one major depressive episode in a year. This means that 1 in 15 Americans struggle with this mental illness every year.
How to Get Involved with Drug Prevention and Awareness
Deaths from drug overdoses have been steadily rising for the past 20 years. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 20.4 million people have a substance abuse disorder. Substance abuse is a commonly occurring issue that affects nearly every community and can severely impact individuals’ lives.
What is World Mental Health Day & Why Does it Matter?
In the last year and a half, the number of people seeking mental health treatment has skyrocketed. Teens, youth, adults, senior citizens, and even children of every race, ethnicity, background, and sexual orientation have experienced an increase in mental health problems.