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What Does It Mean to Have a Co-Occurring Disorder?

By |August 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as dual diagnosis, is a term for when mental illness and substance use disorder occur at the same time. According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and ...

What You Need to Know About Withdrawal

By |April 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol is one of the most challenging things one can ask of themselves. Addiction itself is hard enough, but having to face the withdrawal symptoms, or the physical and emotional ...

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

By |February 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

September was National Recovery Month. We observed Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Yesterday, we recognized World Mental Health Day. These three observances have some overall objectives, many of which overlap: Raising awareness about mental ...

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