Category: Sober living

  • Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence

    In this way, depressants can cause depression symptoms, but, with a couple noted exceptions, they don’t usually create the mental health condition in the user in the first place. “Depressants don’t cause depression, but they may make a person feel disinterested and slowed down cognitively,” explains Natalie Christine Dattilo, PhD, a clinical & health psychologist and…

  • Abstinence Violation an overview

    No matter how much abstinence is the desired goal, viewing any substance use at all as a relapse can actually increase the likelihood of future substance use. It encourages people to see themselves as failures, attributing the cause of the lapse to enduring and uncontrollable internal factors, and feeling guilt and shame. Individuals with both…