What Are The Most Common Dual Diagnosis Disorders?

  Dual diagnosis is a term that refers to the presence of a substance use disorder and other mental health disorder occurring at the same time in an individual. Also called co-occurring disorders, the presence of one often exacerbates the other. Most people with substance use disorder have a dual diagnosis of some kind whether…

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Seeking Safety In Co-Occurring Trauma and Substance Abuse

  Seeking Safety is a counseling model for approaching a dual diagnosis of trauma and substance abuse. Coping with trauma is difficult to do without a well learned skill set full of emotional tools as well as tools for physical self-care. Doing the best they can with what they have at the moment, people who…

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Breaking Down Pain So You Can Break Free

Mindful explains that pain is actually made of three parts. First, pain involves physical sensations about pain. The human body has an incredible chemical-nervous response system that operates an astonishing speed. As soon as we, say, stub our toe, there is a flurry of signals sent from our toe to our brain and back again…

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Why Does Rehab Keep Failing for Some People?

Over 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Addictions affect lives, ruin finances, and exacerbate abuse, violence, and mental disorders such as stress and anxiety – but somehow only 11% of addicts ever seek out treatment. This disparity is fueled not only by the difficulties of recognizing problems with substance use, making time…

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Tiger Woods DUI Arrest

According to court and police records, Tiger Woods had to be woken up by an officer as his Mercedes was found stopped on a Florida roadway early Monday morning. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. “It should be noted (that) Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be…

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Oceanfront Recovery Sponsors Indy Car

Oceanfront Recovery to Serve as Primary Sponsor of Spencer Pigot’s No.11 Chevrolet Entry for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Oceanfront Recovery is raising awareness about the importance of essential health benefits to combat the opioid epidemic through the entry of the number 11 Oceanfront Recovery Chevrolet driven by Verizon Indycar Sophomore Spencer Pigot.…

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5 Lessons for Parents of Young Adult Addicts

5 Lessons for Parents of Young Adult Addicts

None of us ever think that one day our child or children may be addicted to drugs or alcohol. But youth transitioning into adulthood have some of the highest rates of alcohol and substance abuse. For instance, rates of binge drinking in 2014 were 28.5% for people ages 18 to 20, and 43.3% for people…

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Las Vegas First City to Offer Syringe Vending Machines

Las Vegas First City to Offer Syringe Vending Machines

Las Vegas has become the first city in the United States to provide vending machines for clean needles. At least for now though, the machines are not available everywhere. They are accessible only to clients of the Trac-B Exchange which is a program run by the Las Vegas Hard Reduction Center. Interestingly, the machines do…

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