What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Imagine how hard it is to live with a substance use disorder (SUD). Now think about how much harder that would be if you also had a mental illness! Just one or the other is bad enough, but having both disorders…
depressed alcoholics

Hiding My Depression By Drinking

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Alcohol abuse is a common sidekick to depression. Depression symptoms are very hard to endure. Someone who struggles with this mood disorder knows all too well how much they just want to feel normal again. You drag yourself through the days,…
Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder

Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder

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Alcoholism and bipolar disorder are very common co-occurring disorders. When someone has both these disorders present then tend to have a more difficult time that if they had only one or the other disorder. Each disorder aggravates the other,…
PTSD and Addiction

PTSD and Addiction

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The Link Between PTSD and Addiction The deep-seated emotional effects of having experienced a life-altering trauma will often result in the use of coping techniques to help soothe the pain.  Those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder…
help for alcoholism and depression

Help for Alcoholism and Depression

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Like a peanut butter and jelly, alcoholism and depression often coexist together. On their own, either depression or alcoholism is a devastating disorder. Together, these comorbid disorders seem to feast off each other, each worsening the symptoms…
Effects of Drug Use and Mental Health

Effects of Drug Use and Mental Health

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The connection between drug use and mental health disorders is a powerful one.  Drug and alcohol addiction is itself included in the list of mental health disorders as defined in the DSM-5.  The presence of a co-occurring mental health disorder,…