Why Is Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorder (COD) Necessary to Address?

Rehab. Separating Fact from Fiction

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Let’s face it: the idea of going through rehab can be a daunting one. While deciding to enter a addiction treatment program is an crucial first step in the recovery process, too often the misconceptions and false beliefs about rehab programs can keep someone from getting the help they need. Some of the most common … Continued

Addiction: is it in your genes?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Why do some people become addicted, while others do not? Studies of identical twins indicate that as much as half of an individual’s risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, or other drugs depends on his or her genes. Pinning down the biological basis for this risk is an important avenue of research for scientists trying … Continued

Can I Achieve Long-Term Recovery Even With a Dual Diagnosis?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

On its own, drug or alcohol addiction is debilitating and can often lead to devastating results. For some, it’s even more daunting when dealing with a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis occurs when an addict is also afflicted with a mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and other personality disorders. In some cases, … Continued

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