self medicating for depression

Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

Depression is a severe mental health disorder that can disrupt your life and lead to desperate measures to deal with the symptoms. If you have turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and hopelessness, it’s time to get help. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, Kansas, we welcome clients who have been self-medicating…

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Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

With the holidays coming up, you may have wondered how you can have a sober Thanksgiving. If you have recently quit taking a substance such as opioids, alcohol, heroin, or something else, you know that it brings new challenges every day. Trying to live each day soberly is more difficult for some people than others.…

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Binge Drinking in Young Adults

Many adolescents do not wait until they are 21 to start drinking. As a result, they form bad habits that they carry with them into young adulthood. Although binge drinking in young adults is currently in decline, alcoholism, combined substance use, and similar disorders are not. More young adults find themselves seeking treatment for chronic…

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Do I Need Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Alcohol addiction treatment, also referred to as alcoholism treatment, is treatment or a recovery program for people who need to overcome substance dependency. Effective treatment deals with your underlying issues for your alcohol dependency, whether that be depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health issues. You may be asking yourself, ‘do I need alcohol addiction…

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Is Alcohol A Drug?

Alcohol use disorder is a growing problem in the United States. With just about 86% of Americans 18 years or older saying they have consumed alcohol at some point in their lives and approximately 88,000 people dying a year due to alcohol-related causes, it is crucial to understand the horrific effects of alcohol. Everyone is…