Dual Diagnosis

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Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

What are Examples of Dual Diagnosis?

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Two of the biggest problems facing society today are addiction and the mental health crisis. With more people overdosing on prescription drugs, street drugs, and alcohol than ever before, and with an increasingly shocking amount of shootings and violent acts tied to poor mental health, it is no wonder these two issues are making front-page … Continued


Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

When ED and Substance Abuse Co-Occur

Eating Disorder Treatment

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Many people with ED—eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder—show a tendency toward substance abuse disorders, requiring a special level of diagnosis and treatment. In the groundbreaking 2003 study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Food For Thought: Substance Abuse … Continued


Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

Eating Disorders and the Modern Man

eating disorders in men

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Recent studies estimate that 10 million men will at some point in their life, suffer an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and unspecified feeding and eating disorders, or those conditions that don’t quite meet the medical criteria for anorexia or bulimia. Meanwhile, subclinical eating disordered behaviors—including laxative abuse … Continued


Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

PTSD Triggers and Substance Abuse

PTSD and substance abuse

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“What is addiction, really?” asked the Swiss writer and child abuse expert Alice Miller. “It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of stress.” The often interdependent relationship between addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, bears this out. In fact, the debilitating stress related to the memory of a traumatic event can often create a … Continued


Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

Understanding Depression and Addiction

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Everyone has bad days. At some point, we all experience the emotional weight of break-ups, work-related stressors, loss, family quarrels, or the gripping turmoil of uncertainty. For some, however, emotional lows seem to plague everyday life and last much longer that than the typical events that would ordinarily provoke them. For those experiencing depression, feelings … Continued


Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

Big “T” and Little “t” Trauma

Monday, November 14, 2016

Most people associate trauma with harrowing events like war or a natural disaster. However, any distressing event that falls beyond the scope of normal human experience can be considered traumatic. Individuals who have experienced trauma are at a much higher risk of developing addiction and substance use disorders, so it is important to understand the … Continued


Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

Meditation Therapy and Co-Occurring Treatment

Monday, November 14, 2016

Over the past three decades, meditation therapy has spread rapidly through the fields of medicine, mental health, and education as a way to reduce toxic stress and impulsivity and increase emotion regulation, executive function, empathy, and overall physical, emotional and cognitive well–being. In treating addiction, empirical evidence is beginning to show overwhelming evidence in support … Continued


Dual Diagnosis Blogs

Dual diagnosis means when a person has both a substance abuse issue and a mental health issue. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand and have been left untreated. Here are the signs of different types of dual diagnoses and how to get the right help.

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