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Monthly Archives: August 2014

How is a Dual Diagnosis Made? What Treatment is Required in These Cases?

A dual diagnosis occurs when you are diagnosed with a mental disorder and a substance abuse problem, but how is this made and what dual diagnosis treatment options are available? When you first seek help for either the substance abuse … Continue reading

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Physicians Learn More About Preventing Substance Abuse With ADHD Medications

  Today physicians are learning more about preventing substance abuse with ADHD medications, and this training is sorely needed. Guidelines have been issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure proper care for children who are given these medications … Continue reading

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Can You Recognize the Signs of Compulsive Overeating?

Someone who displays the signs of compulsive eating may be suffering from one of the eating disorders and not even realize it. This condition is often called a food addiction, and it may be caused by some of the same … Continue reading

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Research Shows Alcohol Abuse in Military Veterans May be Triggered by Civilian Life Stress

  New research shows that military veterans may engage in alcohol abuse due to the stressors of civilian life, and that this is a higher risk for military veterans than for civilians. National Guard soldiers who returned home after leaving … Continue reading

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Alcohol Abuse May Cause Sleep Disturbances Even After Alcohol Use is Stopped

  Study results have shown that alcohol abuse can cause sleep disturbances even after all alcohol use is stopped. A number of studies have shown that the sleep patterns of current and past alcoholics are not the same as sleep … Continue reading

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