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

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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

Having Friends During Recovery Has Many Benefits

The Dangers of Withdrawing Alone in Recovery

For many, addiction is lonely and isolated, but withdrawing alone comes with many dangers. Unlike with addiction, the process of withdrawing and recovery does not need to be a solo journey. There are many benefits to using this time as a way to connect with a network of loving, supportive, people. One of the first ways to ensure this support …Read More

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Which Bad Behaviors Should You Drop In 2018?

The disease of addiction comes with a host of bad behaviors that if left unchecked, could burn your sobriety to the ground. It’s no surprise that we have these behaviors; our drinking and using threw us into survival mode, and we did whatever we needed to do to keep going. In recovery, we have to change our old ways and …Read More