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Dual-Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

Dual-Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

What is Dual-Diagnosis?  When a person has dual diagnoses they suffer from both mental illness and substance use disorder. People who suffer from both can use substances to self-medicate the symptoms they are suffering from caused by their mental illness. When a person is suffering from dual-diagnosis both conditions need to be treated together. It … Read more

Overdose Deaths on The Rise

Overdose Deaths on the Rise

Overdose deaths have continued to be on the rise. Although the United States was able to curve overdose deaths for a couple of years, the numbers continue to grow today. When the opioid crisis was met with a global pandemic the recipe for drug overdose ended in a disaster. The decline in overdose deaths occurred … Read more

What is Addiction?

What is Addiction?

Addiction and Substance Use Disorder  Addiction is a complex issue where a person is using substances despite harmful consequences. It can be a condition called substance use disorder. Substance use disorder (SUD) is now the terminology most commonly used amongst professionals. Changing the language from addiction to substance use disorder has helped to curve some … Read more

How Can Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Help?

AA Meeting

How does Alcoholics Anonymous help deal with alcoholism? You and everyone else who wants to recover from addiction need to know the many benefits of AA. The first thing to keep in mind is that you can get help to overcome alcohol addiction in many ways. There are detox programs,¬†rehab center programs, in-person AA meetings … Read more