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How Dual Diagnosis Benefits Young Adults

Young adulthood is a period of emotional, biological, and mental development. It also is the life stage that sees the onset of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and mood swings. The enormous change, matched with growing independence, that young adults often experience sometimes results in exposure to addictive substances. Exposure can…

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PTSD Awareness Month

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month is recognized in the United States annually in June. PTSD Awareness Month was created to increase public understanding and knowledge of PTSD’s causes and symptoms alongside advancing the discussion of its available treatments. Everyone can get involved in making a difference in the lives of those who have experienced…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month. The event, sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Illness, encourages people to spend some time thinking about their mental health and what they may be able to do to support others who need it. Raising mental health awareness is critical due to the ongoing stigma that often leads people…

Dr. explains what Co-occurring disorders are

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Many people are faced with the combined challenges of a mental health condition and an addiction to drugs or alcohol. These types of co-occurring disorders present special challenges when it comes to obtaining proper treatment. The material below will discuss more information about detecting and treating a dual diagnosis. Substance abuse is rarely a simple…

Alcohol Detox Helps Brain Recover Quickly

While studies have shown the brain is impaired by abuse of alcohol—e.g., the volume of brain matter shrinks or atrophies[1]—research has also demonstrated alcohol detox can reverse this process in a relatively short time. Indeed, the head of one study, Gabriele Ende, a professor of medical physics at the Central Institute of Mental Health in…

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Understanding the Psychotherapy Definition in Addiction Counseling

Psychotherapy is one of the most commonly-used care options for mental health disorders and it has become a critical part of managing addiction in many different people. But what is the psychotherapy definition in addiction counseling? And how does it vary from any other type? Let’s examine all aspects of this subject to give those interested…

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How Does TMS Therapy Work for Treating Addiction?

Substance abuse treatment can be done in different settings using various therapies, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS therapy). TMS is a recently-introduced treatment. Although lots of information is out there on its use, people are still asking, how does TMS therapy work for addiction? The therapy is primarily designed to treat depression. Over the years,…

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Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis? When a substance use disorder and mental health problem are happening at the same time, it is referred to as “dual-disorder” or “dual-diagnosis.” This has described 9.2 million U.S. adults in 2018 with both mental health and substance use disorders. Common examples include alcohol use with clinical depression, stimulant use with…

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The Importance of Truly Surrendering for Any Treatment Program to Have Lasting Results

A friend of mine who is an anesthesiologist relapsed on alcohol, because he had not truly surrendered to recovery during his first treatment (an impaired professionals rehab program). He told me his story. Instead of surrendering to recovery, he remained a “dry drunk” for a number of months, but when he went back into treatment…