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Co-Occurring Disorders

Double or Nothing: The Two Diseases That Want Me Dead

My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.

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Dual Diagnosis

Can 12-Step Programs Treat Dual Diagnoses?

Effective treatment needs to include both the substance use disorder and the co-occurring disorder in an integrated approach because the two conditions build on each other.

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Dual Diagnosis

Guide to Finding Multiplan Coverage for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

If you are dealing with addiction alongside other mental health issues, this helpful guide can help

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Addiction News

Addiction or Mental Illness: Which Should You Treat First?

Substance use can alter behaviors, moods, and personalities so severely for people with addiction that without specialized knowledge and experience, it’s difficult to determine underlying causes such as mental illness or trauma. I credit psychological intervention for pushing me into recovery from alcoholism. Addiction is a mental illness, but is it one that needs to…

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Addiction News

Shame, Alcoholism, Stigma, and Suicide

In addiction treatment circles, conventional wisdom suggests we have to let people hit rock bottom before we can help them. But what happens if rock bottom is dying from suicide? Historical records as far back as ancient Athens have the underpinnings of the stigmatization of suicide. In 360 BCE, Plato wrote that those who died…