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Is COVID-19 Unemployment Causing Addiction?

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The seemingly endless months of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic rise in mental health issues and addiction among young people and working adults. Alongside social isolation and other public health measures, structural unemployment due to the pandemic has become a significant contributor. Raising awareness of how unemployment and addiction can be closely … Read more

COVID, Winter Months, and Depression

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As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a second winter, and with case numbers and death tolls still high, depression is bound to set in for many recovering individuals. It is important to be prepared for what the combination of COVID-19 isolation and winter months brings in terms of mental health. Mental Health Challenges in the Winter … Read more

What Is the Relationship Between Compulsions and Addiction?

What Is the Relationship Between Compulsions and Addiction?

If you are concerned about your own substance use issue or that of your loved one, understanding more about what causes it and what symptoms might co-occur can help you take steps forward. This is especially important for people who experience or observe compulsions that might accompany addiction. Compulsion and addiction have an intertwined relationship … Read more