Young Men and the Challenges of Recovery

Young men face unprecedented challenges in recovery. This is amply evident in their presentation. Many come into men’s addiction treatment with an array of issues that were once quite rare. These include a shortened attention span, issues of identity, and generalized apathy. Some observers describe it as a loss of social intelligence. These changes have…

Woman Receiving Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

How Bipolar Disorder Impacts Substance Use

Manic depression is one of the two components of bipolar disorder. This mental health condition involves a cycle of very highs, called mania, and very lows, called manic depression. When bipolar occurs, a person feels unable to control emotions, behaviors, and even quality of life that can lead to drug and alcohol abuse. There is…