About Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Colwell started her career as a professional writer in 2012. She's written thousands of pieces about addiction recovery. Nicole holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA.

Depression and  Addiction – Are They Linked?

It is critically important for people in recovery to understand that addiction is usually co-occurring with other disorders. In fact, even though addiction can be diagnosed on its own, it is frequently the end result of some other pre-existing causal disorder, such as anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and most often, depression. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, almost 64% of individuals with an addiction to alcohol meet the qualifications for a clinical diagnosis of depression. Why is this the case? First, both conditions – depression and addiction – are influenced by similar genetic [...]

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