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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

When it comes to treating substance abuse and addiction, many (if not most) patients we see come into treatment not only struggling to control their alcohol or drug use, but also dealing with one or more co-occurring mental health conditions – a situation known as a dual diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis treatment is the method of treating …

Common Myths About Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Myths about addiction #1: It isn’t a disease, it’s the result of a lack of willpower. The Truth: The idea that addiction is a disease is worrisome for a lot of people, but according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction is “a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite …

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Anxiety

Alcohol Use in the United States In the United States, more than half of adults over the age of 18 regularly consume alcohol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a 2012 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that about 70% of people over the age of …