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,…
What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Imagine the difficulty of living with not only a substance use disorder, but suffering with a mental health disorder at the same time.  Just one or the other is a difficult cross to bear, but put them together…