PTSD and SUD Among Veterans: Recovery

Most people who’ve had struggles with drug and alcohol addiction have some form of a traumatic event in their history. It’s common, trauma and substance use disorder (SUD); people will use drugs and alcohol to cope with their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Those symptoms can include depression, nightmares, sadness, guilt, anger, denial, or… Continue reading PTSD and SUD Among Veterans: Recovery

Depression: Co-Occurring Mental Illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is behind us, but the effort to educate Americans about mental health continues. October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month. While we do not treat depression exclusively at Pacific Shores Recovery, many of our clients contend with co-occurring depressive disorders. Depression and addiction go hand in hand quite often.… Continue reading Depression: Co-Occurring Mental Illness

Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders

Any mental illness can affect men and women from all walks of life. In February, the National Eating Disorders Association asks that we all focus on disordered eating. The organization reports that eating disorders are complex forms of mental illness with potentially fatal consequences. At Pacific Shores, our team of professionals understands that many people… Continue reading Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders

Stigma Impacts Mental Health Treatment

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). What’s more, among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and… Continue reading Stigma Impacts Mental Health Treatment