Blog posts in Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 03/21/2019

By Megan Aul, MA, LPCtherapist at Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2013, there were more than 24.6 million Americans in need of treatment for addiction disorders.
One of the major hurdles that people face when trying to get treatment for addiction is that they lack the motivation to get better. Many don’t have the necessary motivation to change for three main reasons:

Dual Diagnosis, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 04/23/2019

by Harold C. Urschel III, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, MMA and Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
In early recovery, many people are faced with temptation, cravings and withdrawal symptoms that make them want to drink or do drugs again.

Dual Diagnosis, Health & Wellness After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 10/22/2018

By Irina Gromov, MD, PhD, Addiction Psychiatrist
At Enterhealth, we believe that in order to be truly effective, treatment for drug and alcohol addiction needs to address the whole person, not just the symptoms of their addiction. That’s why we offer our patients a full continuum of care that includes interviews, assessments (both physical and mental), medically assisted withdrawal stabilization (a.k.a., detox), as well as various forms of therapy. 

Top Addictive Substances, Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 09/26/2018

By Joshua M. Masino, PsyD, Neuropsychologist and Enterhealth Director of Neuropsychological Services


Why use neuropsychological testing for drug abuse treatment?

Substance abuse – opioid abuse in particular – causes considerable damage not only to the body, but also to the brain and its ability to function normally. This damage can be especially persistent if the user is physically dependent on the substance, and it can lead to altered cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning.