co-occurring & dual diagnosis

What Is Withdrawal?

By |2018-10-23T13:44:37+00:00September 5th, 2017|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Withdrawal is the first step towards addiction recovery, but it's an often misunderstood part of the process. Why Withdrawal Occurs The term withdrawal refers to the symptoms someone with a substance abuse problem experiences after suddenly stopping the use of drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal typically begins within a few hours of when the abused substance [...]

Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders: A Double Whammy for Treatment Goals

By |2018-07-30T13:39:19+00:00August 25th, 2017|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Co-occurring disorders are mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or OCD, that occur in people who are also suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. This is sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that most mentally ill people who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction are [...]

The Chicken or the Egg?

By |2018-10-23T18:32:37+00:00July 15th, 2014|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Holistic Treatment|

If only life was a true reflection of the fairy tales our mothers read to us as small children.  There was a problem, with courage and determination it was overcome, and everyone could then live happily ever after.  The illusion was that there was only one problem, and that if it was resolved, everything else [...]

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