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Understanding Addiction and Mental Health Issues

What Is Dual Diagnosis & Why Is It Important This Mental Health Month?

While in treatment for addiction, it is not at all uncommon for an individual to get diagnosed with an underlying mental health issue, but what is dual diagnosis and why is it important to know about? In fact, statistics show that nearly half of those struggling with addiction also struggle with a mental illness. Whether they know this or not …Read More

Co-Occurring Disorders Mental Health Addiction

Co-Occurring Disorders: The Link Between Addiction and Mental Illness

It is hard enough to deal with an addiction, but having a mental illness on top of that makes things even more difficult. A substance abuse problem along with a mental health issue are co-occurring disorders. Though it sounds complicated, there are many forms of treatment and steps someone can take to recover and get their life back on track. …Read More

Preparing to Be Successful in Rehab

4 Tips to Be Successful in Rehab

Preparing yourself to be successful in rehab is an essential part of the recovery process, yet it is one of the most difficult. Here’s how to prepare yourself, mentally and physically, to be successful in drug and alcohol rehab. Rehabilitation provides a leg-up for climbing the steep hill that is the first few days of recovery. While admitted, the patient …Read More