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Benefits of Seeking Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Texas

When someone has an addiction, there is a possibility they may also be struggling with a mental health disorder. Mental health issues like depression and anxiety are widespread among people with substance use disorders (SUDs). A combined problem with a SUD and a mental health issue is a dual diagnosis or a set of co-occurring …

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What Is a Co-occurring Disorder?

A co-occurring disorder is a pattern of substance use and mental health disorders that occur at the same time. Co-occurring disorders are common among people who misuse drugs or alcohol. They can be caused by genetics, biology, or your environment. When you experience co-occurring disorders, you must seek specialized treatment from co-occurring disorder treatment programs …

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Can Trauma Issues Affect Your Body?

We usually consider mental and behavioral effects when we think about psychological trauma and its impacts. But ideally, trauma-informed treatment addresses all how trauma can affect us, including effects on our health. If you or someone you care about is living with trauma, read on to learn how trauma issues can affect your body. We’ll …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Substance use disorders and mental health conditions are closely linked. Co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnoses, are common. Both conditions can be difficult to address on their own, but when they occur together, the challenges of treating them increase exponentially. If you have co-occurring disorders, a dual diagnosis treatment program can provide the most thorough and …

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Help Your Addiction Therapy with 3 Helpful Books

The connection between trauma and addiction has always been present, even if we have not always been aware of it. An encouraging trend towards trauma-informed care in the addiction therapy world is helping to shed more light upon the relationship. Trauma is such a profoundly personal phenomenon. It often takes years for people to become …

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Substance Abuse Help for Mental Health Care

There is perhaps more awareness about substance use disorders than ever before. While substance use disorders impact physical health, they are, first and foremost, mental health concerns. Comprehensive help for substance abuse must always include mental health support. Drugs and alcohol are frequently used to alleviate symptoms of co-occurring psychological conditions, but substance use often …

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Understanding Mental Health and Substance Use

You are bound to encounter the term dual diagnosis when learning about addiction treatment. But why is there so much emphasis on treating mental health and substance use disorders together? We know drugs and mental health problems frequently coincide. Research has shown at least 64% of addicted people are also living with a co-occurring mental …

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3 Benefits of Traveling to an Out-of-State Rehab

Choosing the right place to go for substance use treatment can be tricky. Limiting yourself only to facilities within a short drive from home can substantially narrow your options. If you’re looking for treatment for a loved one, it may be tempting to avoid out-of-state rehab. Don’t forget that the most important thing is that …

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment

Trauma-informed addiction treatment is one of the most promising trends in the field of substance use disorder treatment. It may be no surprise to you that most people have experienced trauma. We know that our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. But did you know trauma is the most frequent catalyst for …

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The Link Between Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

Behavioral health and substance abuse are inherently connected. The reasons why are complex and worth learning about. Let’s explore the relationship between mental health substance abuse and treatment.   Addiction is a Behavioral Health DisorderThe first way behavioral health and substance abuse are connected is simple. Substance abuse is a behavioral health disorder. If you or someone …

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