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

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 Health, 

5 Reasons Why Men Hide Their Depression

Although cultural norms have started to shift, many men in the United States and around the world are taught from a young age to suppress their emotions, which is why depression among men is so

What Is Integrated Treatment?

At Immersion Recovery, we are committed to healing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. We employ integrated treatment throughout our continuum of care because it affords our clients the opportunity to experience

How Depression and Its Stigma Affects Men

It’s said that depression affects women more than it does men, but men and women experience depression equally. It’s just that their willingness to discuss their feelings varies. Men are less likely to seek treatment

What You Need to Know About Withdrawal

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 responses

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

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

Mental Illness: Busting the Stigma

Of all the health conditions that afflict people around the world, mental illness is arguably least understood. And for good reason. Depression or addiction, and the like, cannot be seen by the naked eye. Sure, symptoms

Stigma of Addiction Addressed Through Art

Addiction is an insidious mental illness that has no known cure. But, it can be treated and kept at bay through a program of spiritual maintenance. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)

Talking About Addiction, Ending Stigma

In the United States we face a problem of paramount importance, an epidemic of addiction. It goes without saying that addiction is not a new concept for Americans. Over the last 40 years we have