Dual Diagnosis

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female patient sitting with doctor during dual diagnosis treatment

What Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Mean?

Substance use disorder is a growing problem in the US. It affects millions of lives each day. It weighs heavily on the lives of both those living with the disorder, as well as those who are close to them. One of the factors that contribute to the challenge of treating...
man sitting on a couch talking to female therapist during intensive outpatient therapy

Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a significant challenge. However, once an individual living with substance use disorder has come to terms with their addiction, as well as the fact that they need professional help, finding the right treatment...
female patient with co-occurring disorders talking to female doctor

Common Co-occurring Disorders with Addiction

What Do Co-occurring Disorders Mean? According to the DSM5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health 5th edition), Co-occurring disorders are two or more of the following: mental health disorders, and substance use disorders. According to SAMHSA’s 2018...
What Is Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder?

What Is Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder?

Substance-induced anxiety disorder is: Restlessness  Nervousness Panic caused by taking a drug or stopping a drug However, if you had anxiety before you started using the drug, it does not constitute a substance-induced anxiety disorder, even if it makes your anxiety...

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