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Category: Dual Diagnosis

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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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Understanding the Link Between Opioid Use and Mental Health Disorders

Mental health, often misunderstood or overlooked, shapes every facet of our lives. It encompasses our emotional, mental, and social health, affecting our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Opioid use disorder, on the other hand, is a medical condition marked by a troubling cycle of opioid consumption that leads to significant impairment

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Navigating Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Choosing The Right Path To Recovery

Navigating Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Choosing the Right Path to Recovery

Dual diagnosis describes the coexistence of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. This coexistence of conditions presents a significant challenge for those affected and healthcare professionals seeking to provide effective treatment. The complexity of co-occurring disorders can profoundly impact individuals’ lives, exacerbating symptoms and hindering recovery. The

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6 Tips for Managing ADHD in Recovery

6 Tips for Managing ADHD in Recovery

ADHD is a tricky disorder. Most people are familiar with the generic symptoms of ADHD, which include trouble focusing, impulsive actions and hyperactivity. But ADHD can manifest in other ways too. Sometimes, it can be paralyzing; an overwhelmed state can quickly progress to what looks like depression or lack of

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Signs You Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Signs You Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment

More than 7 million people have a dual diagnosis of a substance abuse disorder and another mental health condition. But the substance abuse disorder can cloud the signs of the dual diagnosis. When you’re in the throes of addiction, the substance abuse problem can seem like the most pressing issue

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Approximately 38% of people with substance abuse disorder have a concurrent mental health disorder. People with bipolar disorder are more likely to have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder than individuals with other anxiety, mood or psychotic disorders. Therefore, it’s important to understand the link between bipolar disorder and addiction. How

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The Relationship Between Depression and Substance Abuse

The Relationship Between Depression and Substance Abuse

When two or more mental illnesses occur together, it’s known as a dual diagnosis. It’s not uncommon for people with substance use disorder to be diagnosed with depression, and vice versa. Substance use disorder can worsen symptoms of depression, and signs of depression can make a substance use disorder worse.

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