Treating the Whole Patient: Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Do you struggle with addiction and another mental illness? You’re not alone. Research shows that approximately half of individuals have dual diagnosis conditions. Treatment that only focuses on substance use is incomplete because recovery entails complete mind-body healing. That means examining and exploring all areas of one’s functioning.  Let’s get into how dual diagnosis treatment works and why Read More

7 Encouraging Things to Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Overcoming addiction is one of life’s most difficult challenges. As is struggling with a mental illness. But if you’re one of the millions battling both at once, it might feel impossible. Fortunately, it’s not. Since you’re battling both conditions simultaneously, the two become one complex problem. So the key to recovery is treating both conditions Read More

New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

Carrie Fisher Changed How We Talk About Mental Illness

Fisher broke the rules and left nothing to hide For many people suffering from mental illnesses, Carrie Fisher was more than a famous actress. Fisher, who passed last month at 60 from a heart attack, served as a voice for those struggling with mental health issues. She was remarkably outspoken about her battles with addiction Read More

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the clocks are turned back and daylight hours become shorter during the winter, this can take a toll on mental health. An estimated 14 million Americans struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. Though the exact causes are yet unknown, researchers believe that lack of sunlight decreases serotonin in the brain Read More

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