Mental Health

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How Can Addiction Worsen Anxiety?

When some struggle with addiction, it is often because of a variety of factors and circumstances. Mental wellness often plays a significant factor when an individual is dealing with substance abuse. It is not uncommon for someone with an undiagnosed or untreated mental health condition to turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. When a […]

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Dangers of Self-Medicating with Alcohol

Self-medicating with alcohol is a fairly common behavior. Many people do not realize they are even doing it. Since alcohol consumption is normalized in our society and used as a means of relaxing or celebrating, some people may not recognize when they are using it to self-medicate. Learn what it means to self-medicate with alcohol,

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Debunking Common Myths About Depression

Depression is a complex condition that touches the lives of many, yet misunderstandings and myths about depression persist, casting shadows of stigma and isolation on those living with it. Shining a light on these misconceptions is crucial, offering clarity and support instead of confusion. Many of those living with depression experience stigma and myths about

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Can You Drink With Post Concussion Syndrome?

Can you drink with post-concussion syndrome? Post-concussion syndrome and alcohol consumption should never mix. If it is difficult to halt drinking completely, this could be a sign of an alcohol use disorder. At Washburn House, we provide alcohol addiction treatment to our clients. Contact us at 855.298.3104 to discover our compassionate care today.  What Is

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Can You Drink If You Have a Concussion?

Can you drink if you have a concussion? Drinking alcohol after sustaining a concussion can have harmful effects on your recovery process. This is because alcohol affects the brain in ways that can worsen concussion symptoms and delay healing. Alcohol acts as a depressant on the central nervous system, which can lead to drowsiness and

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What Are the Common Signs of PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. PTSD can commonly lead to substance misuse and addiction. It’s only natural to want to self-medicate pain and trauma, but it can only provide temporary relief. In fact, it typically worsens the long-term

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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

At Washburn House, an addiction treatment center in Worcester, Massachusetts, we use various therapeutic modalities to help our clients on their path to recovery. One of the most effective therapies we use is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). To learn about the many benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy, contact us at 855.298.3104. Our cognitive-behavioral therapy is designed to

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