alcoholism and loneliness

Alcoholism and Loneliness

Alcohol addiction affects more than 14 million adults worldwide. We know that addiction is a medical condition that often requires both medical and psychological intervention. We also know that it can be the result of attempting to cope with a mental health condition like depression, bipolar, anxiety, or schizoaffective disorder. Many people who are dealing…

functioning depression

Addressing Functioning Depression

Some individuals who struggle with depression are able to function in their everyday lives for months or even years. Functional depression can be difficult to diagnose, especially when the coping mechanisms developed don’t appear to impact everyday functioning. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we find that many individuals struggling with depression turn to self-medication for…

a woman struggling with bipolar disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is often drastically misunderstood. It doesn’t help that news outlets often point to bipolar disorder as the cause for someone to go on a shooting rampage. In actuality, most people seeking mental health treatment with this disorder never exhibit violent tendencies. many people who seek addiction treatment, however, have an underlying mental health…

a young woman looking at the snow thinking about seasonal depression

How Does Seasonal Depression Affect You?

Depression associated with seasonal changes is known as seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It tends to affect people during the winter months when sunlight is less available. Much like other forms of depression, SAD can have you feeling low, sad, and uninterested in life. If existing mental health conditions seem to get worse…