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Is Treating Adjustment Disorders Key to Long-Lasting Recovery? 

An adjustment disorder is not what it sounds like. In fact, it is mostly about how a person copes with what is going on around them. They may have a diagnosable condition which causes what seems like abnormal behavior. This may be paired as a co-occurring (dual diagnosis) disorder along with substance abuse. People who…

What is the Role of PTSD in Addiction and Treatment

What is the Role of PTSD in Addiction and Treatment?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder caused by witnessing a traumatic event or experiencing it first hand. Those who experience PTSD may end up using self-medicating techniques like drugs or alcohol to reduce anxiety and stress. Most people who have suffered through events like this eventually overcome anxiety, depression, and agitation. When…

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…