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Bipolar Disorder and Dual Diagnosis

With individuals suffering from dual diagnosis, a condition where substance addiction co-occurs with a mental illness, bipolar disorder is one of the more frequently encountered conditions. Once known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is characterized by sudden, extreme swings in mood and behavior. A national study of bipolar individuals found that 56 percent of the participants had experienced drug or […]

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Can Addiction Run in Families?

As addiction treatment has evolved, the medical community has learned that substance abuse is far more than just a case of lack of will power. Studies show that 50 percent of addictions are due to genetic predisposition. Not surprisingly, then, this trait can be shared by family members as seen in a couple of recent high-profile news stories.

This month […]

By |August 5th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, General Addiction, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Addiction Run in Families?|

Synthetic Drugs Target Young People Unaware of Their Risks

Synthetic drugs are the newest threat menacing our children. The manufacture of synthetic drugs is skyrocketing, according to a new report by the United Nations Office and Drugs and Crime. Of particular concern to authorities, parents and Transitions Recovery’s addiction experts is the targeting of children, teens and college students, most of whom are unaware of the considerable health […]

By |July 29th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Drug Info, Drug Rehab Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Synthetic Drugs Target Young People Unaware of Their Risks|

Addiction the New Chronic Disease?

As the medical community continues to learn more about the nature of substance addiction, some members find themselves at odds about the most effective course of treatment. For many of the nearly two million people in this country seeking help, inpatient rehab has been the preferred method. However, some healthcare professionals are advocating the treatment of addiction as a […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, Mental Disorders, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Addiction the New Chronic Disease?|

Laura’s Law Impacts Those with Dual Diagnosis

With San Francisco’s recent approval of Laura’s Law, the court ordered involuntary outpatient treatment of people who suffer from serious mental illness is back in the news – and so is the controversy surrounding such laws. For the nearly 70% of drug and alcohol abusers who also suffer from co-occurring mental disorders and require dual diagnosis treatment, there is concern […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Alcohol / Alcoholism Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, Mental Disorders, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Laura’s Law Impacts Those with Dual Diagnosis|

Teenagers and Mental Illness: The Hidden Struggle

Mental illness is difficult to diagnose and treat under most circumstances. The process becomes even more complicated with teenagers. Their sensitivity to peer pressure and conformity leads them to develop mechanisms that keep symptoms hidden from others. As a result, teens end up at risk for serious and sometimes tragic consequences.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an estimated four […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Disorders, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Teenagers and Mental Illness: The Hidden Struggle|

Combatting Ice Addiction with a Dual Diagnosis

Methamphetamine is one of the most dangerous and destructive forms of illegal drugs being used today. Its highly addictive nature makes it easy to develop a habit and difficult to fight it. Australia is in the midst of a battle against this drug that’s being complicated with use by individuals suffering from dual diagnosis.

The specific substance being found in Australia […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Combatting Ice Addiction with a Dual Diagnosis|
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    Why You Should Choose a Dual Diagnosis Center for Addiction Treatment

Why You Should Choose a Dual Diagnosis Center for Addiction Treatment

Addiction to alcohol or drugs does not happen in a vacuum. Quite often people have co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual addiction, anger management issues, abuse or other conditions that complicate their substance abuse. The interrelationship between addiction and mental health conditions can be complex and requires specialized treatment.
What Is Dual Diagnosis?
For people with […]

By |July 1st, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, Mental Disorders, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why You Should Choose a Dual Diagnosis Center for Addiction Treatment|

College Students Increase Use of Stimulants

College pressure has many students turning to stimulants to gain a performance edge. At universities across the country, students are replacing cups of coffee with the ADHD drugs Adderall, Ritalin and other prescription stimulants, using the drugs as a study aid to increase alertness and concentration. A disturbing new study by researchers at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of […]

By |June 24th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, Uncategorized|Comments Off on College Students Increase Use of Stimulants|

Miley Cyrus Denies Drug Abuse

Following rumors of drug abuse surrounding a recent illness, singer Miley Cyrus has informed celebrity news’ People magazine that the misconception was due to a poor reaction to antibiotics doctors had prescribed her in efforts to cure a sinus infection. Cyrus was forced to postpone parts of her U.S. and European “Bangerz” tour due to her illness, but was […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Miley Cyrus Denies Drug Abuse|