Dual Diagnosis

1 08, 2018

Living with Adult ADHD – The Struggle is Real

August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

When many people think of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they think of hyperactive or easily distracted children. While it is true that ADHD is commonly diagnosed in early childhood; thousands of American adults are diagnosed with ADHD every year. This post will look at some of the facts and figures for the drug.

10 02, 2018

Mental Health And Addiction – How A Co-Occurring Disorder Is Treated

February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The Definition Of A Co-Occurring Disorder When someone has a mental health diagnosis and a substance abuse problem simultaneously, they are considered to have a co-occurring disorder, also known as a dual-diagnosis. A person has to have a mental health disorder and be abusing alcohol or drugs like alcohol, cocaine, heroin, opioids, or methamphetamines

11 12, 2017

How to successfully use SSRIs (Antidepressants) in Recovery

December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Are Antidepressants Off-Limits For People In Recovery From Drug And Alcohol Addiction? A lot of people recovering from drug or alcohol addiction are under the mistaken believe that antidepressants – also known as SSRIs – are a “no-no.” This is unfortunate. Many people who have made the commitment to abstain from drugs and alcohol

4 06, 2017

The Scoop: Sober Living Homes and Programs Explained

June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

For many of those who struggle with addiction and are going into recovery, a sober living program can be an important connecting step on the long road to sobriety. We frequently talk about the differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment is a jumping-off point for treatment that gets people through the worst parts

28 02, 2017

PTSD and Substance Abuse – The Two Go Hand-in-Hand

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

PTSD and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. This is because many people with PTSD use drugs and alcohol to cope. Understanding post-traumatic stress and learning how to treat the symptoms without the use of mood or mind-altering substances is essential to treating this debilitating condition. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health

16 02, 2017

The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs of Bipolar and Addiction

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Bi-polar and addiction don’t mix – but try telling that to someone who is addicted and Bipolar. The fact is, drugs and alcohol can initially have a calming effect on the Bipolar brain, which is why so many people with Bipolar become addicted. Using marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, or prescription meds offers temporary and immediate relief

4 02, 2017

OCD and Addiction – Obsessive Compulsion Meets Obsessive Compulsion

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder To understand substance abuse and OCD, you must first understand OCD as a type of anxiety condition. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, is a psychiatric disorder that affects millions of Americans and people around the world. The National Institute on Health defines OCD as “a common, chronic and long-lasting

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