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, 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.

 

Dual Diagnosis, Miscellaneous Drug & Alcohol Posts, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 02/21/2018

When it comes to effectively treating drug and alcohol addiction, the treatment professionals at Enterhealth agree that a successful recovery is most often the result of multiple components working together to treat not just the addiction, but also the underlying psychological issues, physical ailments and real-life stressors which may have shaped the addiction in the first place.