Category: co-occurring-disorders

Overcoming Mental Illness and Addiction

The relationship between mental illness and addiction is complex, and the treatment of individuals with these co-occurring disorders, (also known as dual-diagnosis) is even more complicated than the treatment of either condition alone. Dealing with alcoholism, substance abuse or drug abuse is never easy. It is even more difficult if one is also struggling with […]

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Recognizing Co-Occurring Disorders When Treating Addiction

It is a reality that many individuals who struggle with mental illness will self-medicate with alcohol or drugs. It’s also a sobering truth that many otherwise healthy individuals who fall into addiction eventually acquire mental illness. The Link Between Addiction And Mental Health Issues The link between addiction and mental illness is undisputedly strong. In […]

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