Adolescent looking out of the window wondering what it psychological dependence

What Is Psychological Dependence?

Substance abuse involves both physical and psychological components that are interconnected, and psychological dependence is an important and often overlooked part of this condition. Many people associate substance use with physical symptoms, like addiction, changes in weight, hair or tooth loss, and other health concerns. But behavior is a much more complex and invisible result…

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Your Kids Aren’t Bad — Just Misunderstood | Understanding Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive behavior involving aggression, violence, illegal activity, or substance use, can be challenging for parents. You might even find that the more you try to redirect their behavior, the more your child rebels against you. You want to support your teen if they’re struggling with their mental health, but you don’t want to encourage harmful…

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How to Maximize the Benefits of Outpatient & Aftercare Programs

Residential treatment for mental health issues and substance use disorders can be incredibly effective because teens work to build the healthy coping skills they need with the help of 24/7 support, intensive therapies, and personalized treatment plans. However, after completing a residential treatment program, the transition back to everyday life can be challenging without ongoing…

Are Seasonal Depression & Major Depressive Disorder Related?

Loading… Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a depressive disorder that impacts individuals primarily during the winter months. It’s also known as seasonal depression disorder, and it’s characterized by changes in mood and periods of depression in the colder months. For those who struggle with seasonal depression disorder, there can be a link to major depressive…