alcoholism and depression

Alcoholism and Depression: What’s the Link?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 11, 2019 Updated: March 10, 2020 Alcoholism is a substance use disorder. Often occurring alongside alcohol abuse is depression, a mental health disorder. Although alcoholism and depression are two separate disorders, they frequently go hand-in-hand. It is one reason why addiction treatment centers in Tacoma, WA, and nearby cities run a depression treatment…

Why Does Depression Often Go Untreated?

Why Does Depression Often Go Untreated?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 26, 2019 Updated: August 4, 2020 Although depression is a debilitating and paralyzing mental illness, it often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated. There are a number of reasons why we never reach out for help, many of them having to do with the stigma that still surrounds addiction in our…

Depression in Men

Depression in Men

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 17, 2019 Updated: June 4, 2020 Many men are afraid to let people know about their depression because men are expected to be tough with their feelings. According to Health.com, over five million men suffer with depression in the United States. It is important for men to have the courage…

Recognizing a Manic Episode

Recognizing a Manic Episode

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 11, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 Addiction rarely functions in isolation, meaning it is often accompanied by other illnesses and issues, particularly mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar depression, anxiety and other issues. One of the phases of bipolar depression is the manic episode, which can often precede and/or follow…

How Does Bipolar Depression Function?

How Does Bipolar Depression Function?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 22, 2019 Updated: August 4, 2020 If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When we are living with addiction, we are often also struggling with mental health issues, what are often called co-occurring disorders that function alongside our addiction and…

How Can I Heal My Depression?

How Can I Heal My Depression?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 9, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Depression and addiction very often coincide with one another, and for many of us, we are struggling with both at the same time. Working to heal our depression can work wonders for our addiction recovery. There is no magic solution to healing depression, and…