Best Dual Diagnosis Treatment—Recovering from Double Trouble

Best Dual Diagnosis Treatment—Recovering from Double Trouble Dual diagnosis treatment Best dual diagnosis treatment involves treating both a Substance Use Disorder and another mental health disorder at the same time. This type of treatment is a far different issue than substance abuse treatment alone or mental health treatment alone. It requires an intimate [...]

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment–From Diagnosis to Sustained Recovery

Dual Diagnosis Treatment--From Diagnosis to Sustained Recovery Dual diagnosis treatment is a specialized treatment for people with co-occurring disorders or those who have both a substance problem and another mental health condition. However, the treatment needs of people with both types of conditions are unique and not adequately met in either just an addiction program [...]

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The Schizophrenia Spectrum and Substance Use

The Schizophrenia Spectrum and Substance Use The schizophrenia spectrum contains a category of mental disorders that are characterized by the following symptoms: Delusions--delusions are fixed beliefs that hold up against evidence to the contrary. Some delusions are notably bizarre and unbelievable to anyone else. Hallucinations--hallucinations are distortions in one's perception of reality. They are typically [...]

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Explosiveness–the Mental Health Disorder and Addiction

Explosiveness--the Mental Health Disorder and Addiction Explosiveness occurs as impulsive and aggressive outbursts, and can be a pattern of behavior that warrants psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V), used by medical professionals to diagnose mental conditions, states that a pattern of explosive behavior can be Intermittent Explosive Disorder or IED. It [...]

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Treating Both Depression and Alcoholism

Treating Both Depression and Alcoholism Many people that struggle with alcoholism also struggle with depression. After all, if you feel depressed, it’s likely that you think you will feel better by drinking. The truth is that alcohol may give you an initial buzz, but over time it will cause you to feel worse mentally and [...]

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Acknowledging Depression Can Save Your Life

Acknowledging Depression Can Save Your Life Acknowledging depression means getting treatment for it along with addiction. Too often people think that addiction is what's causing their depression. The myth goes, "Fix the addiction and you fix the depression," but things don't work out that way at all. Depression and addiction, as well as any other mental [...]

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What is the Criteria for Depression? Could you Have it and Not Know it?

What is the Criteria for Depression? Could you Have it and Not Know it?   What is the criteria for depression? How do you know if you have it? Could it be the reason that you drink or use substances? Before you decide that you have depression, you have to understand that there are different [...]

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Dual Diagnosis: Tips to Know if You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

Dual Diagnosis: Tips to Know if You Have Co-Occurring Disorders The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states that almost 50% of people diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder also struggle with a mental illness. This affects more than 20 million people in the United States. If you are struggling with an addiction to alcohol [...]

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Ways to Manage Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Ways to Manage Bipolar Disorder and Depression Bipolar disorder is a problem that affects the state of the human mind and is categorized under mood disorders. One day or week you can be flying high so happy and energetic and the next day or week you will be so depressed that you cannot get out [...]

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How Bipolar Affects The Family

How Bipolar Affects The Family If you live with someone who has bipolar, I’m sure that life can sometimes be different for you.  After all, someone with bipolar disorder has certain symptoms that can disrupt normal family life if not minimized or monitored.  Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes a person to experience [...]

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