Category: Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual-diagnosis refers to co-occurring conditions in an individual. This means the individual is not only suffering from substance abuse, but also a mental illness. One condition could have created the other, it is unknown whether the mental illness caused substance abuse or vice versa. However, both conditions must be treated simultaneously in dual-diagnosis treatment.

Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a common mental illness characterized by drastic mood swings, including manic highs to depressive lows. Also referred to as manic depression, the …

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Common Bipolar Alcoholic Traits

When someone has a dual diagnosis, it means they have both substance abuse disorder (SUD) and a co-occurring mental health condition. With a wide range …

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How to Help Someone with Depression and Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism (also known as alcohol use disorder or AUD) is common among individuals battling depression. In fact, an estimated 40% of those with AUD are …

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How Depression and Substance Abuse Connect

Depression is common among both adults and adolescents in the United States. The mental health condition affects about 7% of people 18 and older and …

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How to Help Someone with Drug Addiction and Depression

Drug addiction and depression are common among both adults and adolescents throughout the United States, and sadly, the disorders often co-occur. If you’re wondering how …

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