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Category: Chronic Relapse

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Dual Diagnosis Explained for Families

Dual diagnosis is a term that many families may have heard but don’t fully understand. Put simply, dual diagnosis refers to the co-occurrence of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder in the same individual. As a LCDC, I can assure you that dual diagnoses are fairly common and understanding the nature of the diagnosis is the first step for families seeking help for their loved ones.

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Enabling and Codependency: Influencing Relapse

Our program is committed to addressing the complex needs of individuals who find themselves caught in the cycle of relapse. Through this work, we’ve identified a critical factor that often influences the success or setback of a patient’s recovery journey: the role of family dynamics, specifically enabling and codependency.

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The Chronic Relapser: Characteristics and Warning Signs

One of the most challenging scenarios we encounter is the “chronic relapser.” These are individuals who, despite repeated attempts at recovery, find themselves caught in a cycle of relapse. Understanding the characteristics and warning signs of chronic relapsers is crucial for developing more effective strategies to support their path to sustained recovery.

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Navigating a Path through Prescription Drug Abuse

As COO of a treatment center, I’ve experienced the complex issue of prescription drug abuse firsthand. This crisis has influenced my career, motivating me to create effective strategies for fighting this epidemic. Here, I share valuable insights into long-term recovery and relapse prevention.

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Why Highly Intelligent People with Education and Resources Struggle with Sobriety

Why Highly Intelligent People with Education and Resources Struggle with Sobriety

For many, it may seem counterintuitive: how can someone blessed with high intelligence, extensive education, and ample resources struggle with something as fundamental as sobriety? While generalizations cannot be made for everyone, Burning Tree Ranch understands that there are several factors to consider in understanding this paradoxical phenomenon. Specific Types

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Licensed Professionals Are Not Immune To Addiction

The Myth: Licensed Professionals Are Immune to Addiction

In today’s high-pressure professional world, the myth that licensed professionals are immune to addiction is dangerously misleading. At Burning Tree Ranch, we understand that the reality is quite different. Despite their advanced training and notable achievements, licensed professionals are just as susceptible to the pressures and stresses that contribute to

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