How Trauma Contributes to Substance Use Disorders

In Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, mental health January 19th, 2024 No Comments

Have you ever wondered what really lies behind the struggle of substance use disorders? Often, it’s not just about the physical addiction; there’s a deeper story. One key player in this complex drama is trauma. It’s like an invisible thread that, in many cases, weaves through the lives of those battling with addiction. This article…


Power of Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatments

In mental health September 28th, 2023 No Comments

Life is a journey filled with a myriad of challenges, influenced by career pressures, family responsibilities, financial stressors, and evolving personal identities. As one navigates these multifaceted aspects, vulnerabilities to mental health issues and, in certain situations, substance abuse can arise. When these challenges overlap, they can magnify one another, leading to a complex set…


Dual Diagnosis vs. Co-Occurring Disorders: What’s the Difference?

In mental health August 23rd, 2023 No Comments

Mental health and addiction are fields rife with multifaceted challenges, complexities, and nuances. Two terms that frequently surface within these spheres, often serving as focal points of discussions and sometimes points of confusion, are “dual diagnosis” and “co-occurring disorders.” Both terms hint at the presence of multiple conditions within an individual but are characterized by…


Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Right For Me?

In mental health May 24th, 2023 No Comments

Taking the first steps towards recovery often means navigating through a maze of terms, treatment options, and sometimes, confusing medical jargon. One term you’re likely to encounter is “dual diagnosis,” a concept that may initially seem daunting. However, gaining clarity about this term and what it means for your recovery can be empowering. Here, we…


What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Here are 5 Things You Should Know

In mental health March 2nd, 2023 No Comments

If you or a loved one are planning to go to a treatment center for substance abuse, you’ve probably heard the term ‘dual diagnosis’ repeated over and over again. All of the best rehabs offer dual diagnosis treatment. It is often one of the very first things they will tell you about the institution. But…


3 Reasons to Choose a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

In mental health March 31st, 2022 No Comments

In your search for the best drug and alcohol rehab, you will hear about dual diagnosis treatment centers. Many rehabs now tout their dual diagnosis approach, promising the best possible chance of a successful recovery. The dual diagnosis approach refers to the concept that addiction rarely occurs in isolation. There are common co-occurring disorders that…


Co-Occurring Disorders: Mental Health Disorders with Substance Use

In mental health February 24th, 2022 No Comments

If you have tried getting rid of your substance abuse but failed miserably, it may leave you with thoughts on why you failed and why is it impossible to make any progress. If this is something that resonates with you, you are probably suffering from a co-occurring disorder. One of the most significant ways in…


3 Creative Activities Anyone Can Do For Free

In mental health September 22nd, 2021 No Comments

Engaging in creative activities is an excellent form of self-soothing for many recovering addicts. It is something they do entirely for themselves, connecting with the world through a medium that excites them. However, for those people who do not see themselves as creative, this method of distress tolerance can seem out of reach. The thing…


Dealing With Survivor’s Guilt After Rehab

In mental health August 24th, 2021 No Comments

Survivor’s guilt is most often spoken of in the wake of the death of a loved one. However, it can be a significant challenge for people leaving drug and alcohol rehab centers. Let’s take a look at why recovering addicts experience survivor’s guilt and what you can do about it. Contrary to popular belief, time…

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