The Complications of Co-Occurring Disorders

What are Co-Occurring Disorders? Co-occurring disorders are what it is called when someone has both a mental illness and an alcohol or drug addiction. In most cases of co-occurring disorders, either the mental illness or the addiction led to the other disorder, which means that to treat the addiction properly, the mental illness will need…

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Finding the End of Your Dual Diagnosis Drug Addiction

What is a Dual Diagnosis? In the rehab world, a patient’s case is referred to as a Dual Diagnosis when they have a mental illness and an addiction at the same time. Sadly, this affects many more people than you might think. The prevalence of dual diagnosis addictions is because having either one of the…

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America’s Addiction to Opioids – It’s Not Your Doctor’s Fault

Our Country’s History with Opioids The United States has a very long and complicated history of opioid use that goes back much further than most people would expect or assume. In fact, its use goes back even further than even the founding of the US – laudanum (opium mixed with alcohol) was used as far…

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Any Drug Addiction can be Beat

No Drug is Impossible to Quit When a substance roots itself in your or a family member’s life, the addiction can feel like it will last forever. Especially when it comes to some of the more addictive drugs, the irritability alone after not using some drugs for a few hours can make it seem like…

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How the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Works

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? When placed into or after choosing to go into a partial hospitalization program, you or a loved one will receive very similar care from what inpatient rehab addicts receive, but once scheduled meetings and appointments are done for the day you will leave the rehab center and resume your…

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Symptoms and Treatment for Heroin Addiction

Heroin vs Heroin-based Drugs While heroin has a reputation of being one of the most addictive and powerful illegal street drugs in the world, there are a number of pharmaceutical medicines derived from it. And although heroin itself is especially well-known as being dangerous, some of those medically-approved pharmaceuticals are actually more addictive, more powerful,…

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Psychotherapy to Treat a Drug Addiction – Does it Work?

What is Psychotherapy? According the to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, psychotherapy is defined as “treatment of mental or emotional disorder or of related bodily ills by psychological means.” In other words, psychotherapy is usually done in an individual therapy session (when it’s just the patient and the therapist) that helps the patient understand and treat an emotional…

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Kinds of Therapy in Addiction Rehab

There are many misconceptions about the way rehab is conducted, especially when it’s in regard to the different treatments offered at rehab centers. For the most part, these misconceptions come from the way rehab is shown to be in TV and movies. Whenever rehab plays a role in a movie or show, they almost always…

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