Tag: <span>co-occurring disorders</span>

7 Tips for Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
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7 Tips for Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental illness and substance abuse are both rampant in the US. It’s said that 17.5 million people suffer from a mental illness. 4 million of those individuals have a comorbid dependency on drugs or alcohol. Both mental illness and substance abuse have a significant negative impact at personal and societal levels in their own right. Together, that...

Understanding Dual Diagnosis: How to Plan Your Treatment Path
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Understanding Dual Diagnosis: How to Plan Your Treatment Path

There are approximately 21 million people living in the United States with a substance abuse problem. 8 million of them also have a mental health issue. This is known as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis.  How are the two disorders connected and how does it affect treatment options? Here are some answers.  Which Came First The...

#TDHTalk Mental Health Month
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#TDHTalk Mental Health Month

Mental health has been a hot topic over the past few years. As traumatic events keep piling up week after week, it’s caused people to stop and say, hey, what is going on here? We see progress when it comes to discussions on social media. What we’re not seeing is progress in treatment and the endless...

Is Addiction a Form of Self-Harm?
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Is Addiction a Form of Self-Harm?

March is Self-Injury Awareness Month, and we think there’s no better time to start the conversation and end the stigma surrounding this major issue facing individuals from all walks of life. As of the year 2016, the statistics surrounding self-harm or self-injury were staggering. Self-Harm and Self-Injury Statistics: Each year, 1 in 5 females and...

How Eating Disorders Relate to Substance Abuse
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How Eating Disorders Relate to Substance Abuse

For people who struggle with an eating disorder, sitting with your closest friends and family around a table spread with food is a terrifying prospect. It’s what makes this time of year, with a bevy of social holidays centered around eating and drinking, so tricky. Interestingly enough, it’s also a tough time of year for...

10 Celebrity Quotes on Mental Illness to Inspire You
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10 Celebrity Quotes on Mental Illness to Inspire You

It’s easy to look at someone else’s life and think that they have it all, especially when said people are the celebrities that our culture looks up to. Whether it’s good looks, wealth, tons of friends, or even just fame itself, celebrities are the last people you’d think would struggle with mental illness or substance abuse. The...

Which Came First: The Mental Illness or the Addiction?
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Which Came First: The Mental Illness or the Addiction?

In the past, treatment for substance addiction was kept separate from the treatment of mental health disorders. Care was provided at different treatment facilities, and very distinct approaches were used for each condition. As a result, many individuals who suffered from both an addiction and a psychiatric condition never received the appropriate treatment for both...

Why is Integrated Addiction Treatment So Important?
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Why is Integrated Addiction Treatment So Important?

As many as 8 million people in the United States today are suffering from a dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders. Dual diagnosis refers to the presence of both a mental illness and a substance addiction. Both of these conditions require treatment and rehab is the ideal place to obtain treatment and therapy for...

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