emotional abuse and addiction

Emotional Abuse and Addiction

People who are chemically dependent on substances that impair their cognition are especially vulnerable to being emotionally abused. Emotional abuse can lead to mental health problems, family strife, and eroded self-esteem. When a person does not feel safe, loved, and cared for, it creates a sphere of pain and escapism around them. Substance use is…

alcohol-induced dementia

What Is Alcohol-Induced Dementia?

Alcohol misuse can lead to many long-term health problems down the road and ultimately require alcohol addiction treatment. One of these health problems is alcohol-induced dementia, a form of brain damage. Alcohol affects different parts of the brain and can cause damage when consumed in excess. Chronic alcohol use is linked to lower cognitive performance.…

signs of ptsd in women

Common Signs of PTSD in Women

Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder can cause people to have complex emotional responses when faced with events that remind them of their unhealed trauma. Using high doses of psychoactive drugs may allow people to experience brief periods of relief; however, their numbing effects also prevent growth and healing. If you are looking for compassionate, caring…

world mental health day

Observing World Mental Health Day

As an addiction treatment center, Liberty Bay’s main focus is helping people manage substance use disorder. However, we also understand the importance of promoting good mental health. World Mental Health Day is for anyone who’s ever undergone depression treatment or struggled with mental illness. This day is specifically intended to call attention to the importance…

processing trauma

Help for Processing Trauma

If you want to know what a trauma therapy program is, you first need to understand trauma. Trauma is an emotional response to events or experiences that overwhelm your ability to process what’s happened and respond in a healthy manner. People who experience trauma may feel helpless as they struggle to cope. There is a…

polysubstance abuse

What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse is a complex substance use disorder that is relatively common among regular drug users. The term refers to the dependence on or everyday use of two or more substances at once and can affect people of all lifestyles and backgrounds for various reasons. Generally, the best way to treat polysubstance abuse is with…

alcoholic parent

Getting Treatment for an Alcoholic Parent

Alcoholism can damage all kinds of relationships. However, the toll that alcoholism can take on the relationship between a parent and child can be particularly difficult. Depending on the child’s age and dependence on the parent, alcoholism can cause children to be neglected and abused mentally, physically, or even financially. That is why encouraging alcoholic…

depression and addiction

How Depression Impacts Addiction

Depression and substance abuse are both extremely common conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. However, the phenomenon of both occurring at once or even feeding into each other is nearly as common. Generally, a dual diagnosis treatment at a personalized facility like Liberty Bay Recovery Center is the best choice for someone facing both…