Psychiatry Associates Blog

Mental Health and Addiction: How One Impacts the Other

It is often observed that addiction is a great equalizer, impacting people of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic classes.  The factors influencing who suffers from addiction and why are expansive and not entirely understood.  While we know that nature and nurture both carry some degree of weight in the struggle of addiction, there is continuing research to better grasp how the cycle begins and how to best help patients overcome it.  What we do know for sure is that there are many connections between mental health and addiction, with each one having the capability to drastically influence the other. 

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Managing Your Addiction During the Holidays in Baton Rouge

Have you been struggling with addiction? Are you on the road to recovery? First, we need to congratulate you. That’s truly wonderful. But you know that this road is not an easy one. It is not without its potholes and stumbles. Even with the attention and care of your support network, it’s important to mentally prepare yourself for the temptation of holiday parties, family gatherings, and other possible triggers.

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