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Important Factors With Any Dual Diagnosis

There are a number of important factors that have to be examined with any dual diagnosis. This type of diagnosis is used if you have some form of mental illness along with some type of substance abuse. This can be … Continue reading

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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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New Study Show Severe Mental Illness Will Increase Your Risk for Substance Abuse

People who have a severe mental illness also have a much higher risk of substance abuse in all forms according to a new scientific study. According to the study researchers those who suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other severe … Continue reading

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Can 12 Step Programs Help Dual Diagnosis Patients? New Study Shows Benefits!

Individuals who have received a dual diagnosis have both substance abuse problems and mental disorders. Until recently many addiction recovery professionals were unsure whether 12 step programs could help those who were dual diagnosed, and there were concerns that the … Continue reading

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Which Comes First With Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment: Substance Abuse or Mental Illness?

Addiction treatment can be very complex, especially when a dual diagnosis is involved. The argument over whether substance abuse causes mental illness or whether the mental disorder causes the individual to self medicate with drugs or alcohol is an old … Continue reading

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