Dual Diagnosis and Relapse: You Can Get Through

Dual Diagnosis and Relapse: You Can Get Through If you’ve been given a dual diagnosis, this means that you’re struggling with a substance abuse problem and a mental health disorder. Sure, that can feel overwhelming at times, especially in early recovery, but take heart knowing that you’re on the road to recovery from both. Regardless [...]

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Need Help? It Has Nothing To Do With Weakness

Need Help? It Has Nothing To Do With Weakness Need help, but hesitant to ask for it? You're not alone. It's surprising really how many of us have deeply ingrained beliefs that we should never ask anyone for anything. Our culture after all has traditionally placed a great deal of importance upon the 'self made [...]

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Stop Drinking to Deal With Depression

Stop Drinking to Deal With Depression Image of stressed woman during meeting with personal coach There are many people who struggle with depression these days. In fact, millions of men, women, and children struggle with depression for a variety of reasons. There are various treatment options when it comes to depression, from therapy [...]

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Dual Diagnosis Recovery–Inspiration

Dual Diagnosis Recovery--Inspiration Dual diagnosis recovery is recovery from a substance problem and another mental health condition at the same time. It may sound overwhelming, but it is actually the best medical practice to treat co-occurring conditions simultaneously, and there are many programs--both outpatient and residential--that provide dual diagnosis treatment. The advantage of going to a [...]

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Depressed Addicted Women — Issues in Treatment and Recovery

Depressed Addicted Women -- Issues in Treatment and Recovery Depressed addicted women are quite common.  Women tend to be vulnerable to a substance-induced depression, for example.  Women are also likely to have had a pre-existing depression before their substance use started.  If women with both conditions do not resolve their depression, there is a higher [...]

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Beginning Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Beginning Dual Diagnosis Treatment Beginning dual diagnosis treatment involves consultation with treatment professionals who understand how to diagnose and treat co-occurring substance use and mental health problems. They are especially trained to identify your needs and to formulate a treatment plan for you that gets to the core of your individual issues. You may even [...]

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Substance Use and Depression–Dual Diagnosis Issues

Substance Use and Depression--Dual Diagnosis Issues Substance use and depression are significantly intertwined and are the basis for the most common dual diagnosis issue in treatment programs. Dual diagnosis refers to having both an addiction and a mental health problem at the same time. Many people have depressive symptoms directly related to substance use and [...]

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Depression and Addiction–Their Relationship

Depression and Addiction--Their Relationship Depression and addiction are related in various ways, and consequently, treatment for people with them varies. A key factor first and foremost is safety in all cases. Depression is a progressive illness and in its most severe forms can involve psychosis and/or suicidal thoughts. It is important to remember that no [...]

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Emotional Issues or Addiction Issues? Consider Psychotherapy

Emotional Issues or Addiction Issues? Consider Psychotherapy If you’re struggling with emotional or mental issues, you may want to consider turning to psychotherapy for help. If you’re struggling with an addiction, such as alcoholism or prescription drugs, therapy will help you as well. Psychotherapy is therapeutic treatment between a professional and one or more persons [...]

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Alcoholism & Depression: Warning Signs

Alcoholism & Depression: Warning Signs When it comes to alcoholism and depression, there is oftentimes a connection between the two. Feeling sad once in a while is quite normal, but when sadness turns into weeks or months, it is important to be able to detect warning signs of depression.  Oftentimes, those who find themselves drinking [...]

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