What is Dual Diagnosis?

Understanding the Connection Between Mental Disorders and Substance Use

When someone struggling with a mental disorder also deals with substance use habits, or vice versa, the resulting circumstance is known as dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is highly common in situations of drug/alcohol abuse, compounded by mental disorders, for a number of reasons. In fact, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that Read more about Understanding the Connection Between Mental Disorders and Substance Use[…]

5 tips to follow when forming a family support group

One of the biggest myths when it comes to any struggle, issue or life challenge is the mistaken belief that we’re better off on our own. Here’s the truth: no matter your situation, the support of encouraging friends, family members and peers make problems easier to handle. Victories are sweeter when you can share them Read more about 5 tips to follow when forming a family support group[…]

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How Stress Could be Affecting Your Immune System

Your immune system is a functioning miracle. Tasked with protecting your entire body – inside and out – from compromising forces, your immune system needs to be on the lookout for invaders like bacteria, toxins, foreign pathogens, unfamiliar allergens, viruses and more. And it performs its job so well that most of the time, you’re Read more about How Stress Could be Affecting Your Immune System[…]

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The Best Natural Remedies to Help you Combat Stress

Stress is a tricky thing. It seems to arise at the worst possible time, compromising productivity and undermining self-worth in the process. It can then disappear for hours, days, even weeks at a time, before reappearing and leaving a similarly destructive wake. Stress is hardly a new issue, but it has gained increased attention in Read more about The Best Natural Remedies to Help you Combat Stress[…]

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How Exercise can Transform Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy

There’s always been a positive relationship between exercise and mental health. Increased studies in recent years have indicated that there’s an especially strong correlation between fitness and therapy, especially therapy for behavioral or mental health benefit. Unfortunately, many therapists, counselors and psychologists don’t take the time to speak with their patients about the importance of Read more about How Exercise can Transform Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy[…]

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Everything You Need to Know about Medication-Assisted Treatment

The goal of any treatment program is to help the whole person. Any individual struggling with substance abuse, or any type of mental or behavioral health issue, needs a well-balanced treatment approach tailored to his or her individual needs. A comprehensive treatment program ensures that issues are addressed, and that effects remain permanent after initial Read more about Everything You Need to Know about Medication-Assisted Treatment[…]

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Stress and Your Diet: Creating a Diet that Replaces Anxiety with Peace of Mind

Not all clichés ring true, but there’s one that’s never in doubt: “You are what you eat.” Just like the quality of the gas you put in your car can affect its performance, the quality of the food you eat can directly impact how your body performs. We’re certainly not advocating that you remove any Read more about Stress and Your Diet: Creating a Diet that Replaces Anxiety with Peace of Mind[…]

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How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery

The early stages of recovery can be an emotionally tough time for someone just starting out on their recovery journey. If you are trying to maintain sobriety, you may be working on rebuilding healthy relationships with family members and loved ones, re-establishing your career, or finding a comfortable housing situation. External stressors like these may Read more about How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery[…]

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Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction

Achieving sobriety and entering recovery is a huge accomplishment, and one that may have come after a long period of intense struggle. Those around you may see this milestone as a celebratory occasion, and while you can recognize the progress you’ve made, your newfound clarity might also bring about another struggle: realizing the negative impact Read more about Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction[…]

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Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction

Attending addiction counseling, engaging in in-person meetings, developing new hobbies – all of these activities are encouraged for patients to participate in during the recovery process from addiction. Along with taking these steps we have rounded up five smartphone applications that were made to help you stay sober on a daily basis! Read more about these Read more about Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction[…]

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