What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Jun 20, 2014 by

“Dual Diagnosis” refers to conditions of persons with mental disorder and an addiction problem (alcohol or drugs) at the same time. The Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration claimed that half of 2 million Americans with severe mental condition are hooked into drugs or alcohol. This is a major concern for mental health professionals and adduction counselors because addiction problems may worsen, cover or mimic mental health conditions. Drug addiction and alcoholism often occur with the following mental health problems: Anxiety disorders Although anxiety is a normal emotion that all people experience at times, anxiety disorder is considered as a serious mental ailment that cripples a person’s behaviors because of constant and too much fears and worries. It is so distressful that it already affects a person’s ability to have a normal life....

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Addiction Treatment Models

Sep 9, 2013 by

Are you scared to get help because of painful withdrawal stage? Don’t you have a supportive family to help you through so that you can only choose an outpatient program? Or are you trying to beat addiction with self-help methods you learned on the internet? Recovering from addiction should not be a scary step for you to take. If you want to recover from addiction, there are many addiction treatment models you can choose from. Although all these treatment models are effective in their own ways, it is still important to find the best model tailored to your needs. There’s no, “one size fits all” in addiction treatment. You can only stop drug use and lead a healthy and drug-free life if your treatment model is specifically tailored to your overall treatment needs. Addiction...

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Detecting Teenage Addiction Early...

Jul 23, 2013 by

Are you a parent of a troubled teen? How do you take feedback from others in the community about the changes in your teen’s behavior? Are you defensive or do you simply shrug off apparent changes as part of growing up? If you are a parent, it is your duty to help your teens avoid drug addiction. To do this, it will be helpful to learn about the signs of drug addiction and make an honest observation of your child’s behavior. Below are signs that your teen is having addiction problems: Changes in behavior: Is your teen a little bit withdrawal lately? Does he/she want to spend more time alone today than the past months? If you have difficulty in reaching out to your teens and every time you ask, they easily shut you...

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Why Choose California For Rehab?...

Jul 1, 2013 by

California is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking for great cuisine, excellent beaches, educational museums and shop-till you drop havens. Three wonderful cities that have their own distinct features would welcome you with open arms-Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Not to mention the relaxing and natural haven in Malibu where you can find fantastic beaches. California is also a place of second chance for people who want to achieve sobriety and lasting recovery from alcoholism and addiction. It has great recovery centers, rehabs and detox facilities that can meet your needs. Food as an aspect of recovery: Everyone needs good nourishment to live healthy. A recovering addict or alcoholic needs good nutrition to replenish his or her losses due to substance abuse. California is a great place to provide...

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