childhood trauma and alcoholism

Alcoholism and Childhood Trauma

Unhealed childhood trauma makes it difficult to cope when people experience emotions that are similar to the emotions experienced during the trauma. Being unable to confront and heal from a traumatic experience causes different problems for different people. Sometimes these problems include relying on alcohol to feel numb. Alcohol numbs pain, but it does not…

depression and addiction

How Depression Impacts Addiction

The link between addiction and depression is strong. Substance abuse is all too prevalent among those who are also dealing with a mental health disorder. One doesn’t necessarily lead to the other in one way. According to reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 37% of people who abuse alcohol and 53% of people…

self medicating

The Medical Risks of Self-Medicating

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), self-medication is defined as “the selection and use of medicines by individuals (or a member of the individuals’ family) to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed conditions or symptoms.” There can be benefits to safe and responsible self-medication, like accessing the medication when needed and relieving pain on demand. However, the…

co-occurring disorders

Getting Help with Co-Occurring Disorders

Every year, millions of people around the world suffer from substance abuse disorder. Unfortunately, many of them experience mental issues and substance abuse disorders simultaneously. Until the 1990s, people with mental health and substance abuse issues typically received treatment for one condition at a time. Often, these treatments did not occur at the same facility…

music and mental health

How Music Can Help Your Mental Health

When it comes to the types of therapy available to you at Solution Based Treatment, you have many options. Our team offers a comprehensive level of care that includes individual and group therapy, mental health support, and evidence-based treatment. We also see music therapy as a valuable part of recovery at SBT. You may be…

Having Faith in Recovery

Having Faith in Recovery

Developing faith may seem impossible, especially for someone who has led a difficult life. Watching people develop faith–sometimes for the first time in their lives–is a beautiful part of working at Solution Based Treatment and Detox. For some, having faith in recovery is essential. It provides a foundation for healing, forgiveness, and self-worth. At Solution…

Understanding Physical Dependence

Understanding Physical Dependence

Physical dependence, addiction, drug abuse–these terms are often used interchangeably. But they aren’t the same. Drug abuse is the act of misusing a substance. Addiction is a series of harmful behaviors you develop around something that you feel compelled to continue. But being physically dependent? That’s about biology and what substances do in your body…