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Category: Families & Addiction

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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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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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Long Term Treatment Can Help With Chronic Relapse

8 Ways Long-Term Treatment Can Help with Chronic Relapse

Chronic relapse is a debilitating cycle where an individual repeatedly returns to substance use after periods of abstinence, signifying addiction’s complex and enduring nature. It underscores the critical need for a more extensive, multifaceted approach to treatment that transcends short-term interventions. While short-term treatments can often provide immediate relief and

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How to Help an Addict Without Enabling

Learn more about enabling & dependency view infographic Supporting a loved one through addiction is a challenging task that demands a delicate balance of empathy and boundary-setting. While the desire to help is natural, ensuring that our assistance doesn’t inadvertently contribute to their dependence is essential. The key to genuine

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Understanding and Addressing Relapse

Understanding and addressing addiction relapse is crucial in the journey toward recovery. Addiction relapse is common among individuals who have undergone treatment for substance abuse. It is a setback that can be discouraging and demotivating, but it is important to understand that it is a normal part of the recovery

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The Importance of Early Detection and Intervention in Dual Diagnosis Cases

Dual diagnosis represents a complex clinical scenario involving the simultaneous presence of mental health disorders and substance use disorders in a single individual. Research indicates that up to 50% of individuals with a mental disorder also suffer from substance abuse, making dual diagnosis a critical concern in healthcare. Despite the

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