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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.
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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|

When the Courts Get Involved Sometimes Good Things Happen

Court intervention in family matters is usually viewed as a negative situation, often involving the heartbreaking step of removing children from an unhealthy environment. Many local court systems are trying to turn this around. Their proactive approach lets them play a part in keeping families together instead of breaking them apart.
Pima County Juvenile Court in Arizona is one such system. Out of 2,200 […]

By |June 17th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, Uncategorized|Comments Off on When the Courts Get Involved Sometimes Good Things Happen|

Hollywood Drives Young Celebs Into Rehab Early

A Tumblr photo of 13-year-old Willow Smith and shirtless 20-year-old actor Moises Arias lying on a bed together has raised more than eyebrows. While Willow was fully clothed and there was no hint of sexuality in the photo, parents Will and Jada Smith have come under fire for perhaps allowing their daughter to move into the adult world too […]

By |June 10th, 2014|Addiction Recovery, Alcohol / Alcoholism Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, General Addiction, In the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hollywood Drives Young Celebs Into Rehab Early|

Celebrities in Drug Rehab

Celebrities may seem to lead a charmed life, but achieving fame and fortune early can lead to heartache and tragedy. The pressure of having the normal mistakes of youth magnified and publicly dissected can cause celebrities to seek escape in drugs and alcohol.
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Singer/actress Selena Gomez is one of many celebrity lifestyle victims. The 22-year-old spent two […]

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