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Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Addiction Recovery

Dual diagnosis for addiction is a treatment method that simultaneously addresses substance use and a mental health disorder. Treating these co-occurring disorders together provides patients with a better chance of fully recovering and avoiding relapse. Historically, medical professionals and rehab centers focused their attention sequentially. This meant treating addiction by itself before attempting to address…

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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…

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Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Signs of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the regular ups and downs that everyone goes through. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and…

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Latest Data Indicates Pandemic Spurring Rise in Overdose Deaths

“The concerns we have are related to the big challenges people are facing right now with COVID-19: isolation and uncertainty resulting in very high levels of stress.” — Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)   According to a White House drug policy office analysis, there was a significant rise (11.4%)…

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Marijuana Dampens Brain Response

Dangers of Marijuana A compelling featured article dives into debunking the myth that marijuana is a safe drug. The Michigan Health Lab explains how marijuana dampens brain response as a dangerous side effect of marijuana use. If you or a loved one abuses marijuana, contact BoardPrep Recovery. Our addiction treatment centers provide specific substance abuse…

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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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Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals

Special Approach to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals A private bedroom in an upscale recovery residence sets a relaxing tone. Delicious meals remind residents they are loved. A safe and clean environment reinforces a sense of security. Nurses, physicians, attorneys and other professionals treated for addiction and mental health at BoardPrep Recovery, cherish…

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Choosing Engaging Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment clients that are involved in a traditional program may feel that it is just another form of punishment—not treatment at all. Treatment centers often reinforce that idea through “clinical over-reach,” insisting on highly restrictive care in practically all cases. Clinical over-reach (too intense for too long) damages the therapeutic bond that addiction professionals…

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Why Good Addiction Centers Connect clients to AA or NA

Why Use the 12 Step Approach? It’s indisputable. Addiction recovery experts agree AA and NA meetings are the “go-to” place after rehab. If you were lucky, you were heavily exposed to one or both of these fellowships in treatment. The best addiction centers connect clients to support groups with a formal goal in the first…