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Dual Diagnosis

Health professionals give a dual diagnosis when a patient is found to suffer from a mental health disorder along with substance addiction. When there are co-occurring disorders, each issue needs to be addressed for a full and lasting recovery. Get the facts on other disorders commonly intertwined that may require a dual diagnosis. 

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The Importance of Integrating Trauma Therapy into Addiction Treatment

By Rose Lockinger

Without properly dealing with past trauma, it's easy for those in recovery to slip back into their old habits. Continue Reading

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Are You a Love Addict?

By Dominica Applegate

As with any addiction, there are different stages a person goes through as it progresses. Continue Reading

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5 Signs Your Addiction is a Symptom of a Psychological Problem

By Liemann Valdimar

Here are 5 tell-tale signs your substance abuse is really a symptom of a larger mental health issue. Continue Reading

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Selfie Addiction: Editing for Perfection

By Dominica Applegate

Like many other addictions, there are large underlying issues to be addressed. Continue Reading

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It's Not You, It's All of Us: Why Being Addicted to an Ex Just Means You're Human

By Joanne Chu

Struggling to move on from an ex isn't a sign of weakness; it's simply a sign that you've loved. Continue Reading

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Anxiety: Dealing with Symptoms That Can Lead to a Panic Attack

By Nina Bradshaw

There are several methods for managing stress and preventing anxiety. Continue Reading

The "Crazy Ex": A Scientific Explanation

By M. Lujan

Learn about the science of adult attachment and what exactly causes the obsessive "crazy ex" phenomenon. Continue Reading

New App Puts Suicide Prevention at Physicians' Fingertips

By Kelly McClanahan

SAMHSA has released a mobile app to help mental health professionals and other healthcare providers prevent suicide. Find out h... Continue Reading

7 Ways to Address Impulse Control Disorder

By Dominica Applegate

Struggling with impulse control disorder can wreak havoc in one's life. Here are some great ways you can begin to manage sympto... Continue Reading

Sex Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

By Rudolph Hatfield

Despite the breadth of research done on sex addiction, its diagnosis has remained controversial. Find out what the experts say ... Continue Reading

Social Media Addiction and Substance Abuse

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

A study shows that there may be a link between the two. Continue Reading

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Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms & Treatment

By Nina Bradshaw

Provided the correct treatment, it is possible to live a rewarding and functional life today with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Continue Reading


Food Addiction or Eating Disorder: The Diagnosis

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers hone in on the appropriate diagnosis for those who exhibit an addictive relationship with food. Continue Reading

Don't Let Me Get Me: BPD and the Desire to Self-Harm

By Nina Bradshaw

We explore why people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder may engage in self-harming behaviors. Continue Reading

Perfectionism: Another Form of Addiction

By Chris Weldon

Though it may not be as life-threatening as chemical substances, this mental disposition can bring just as much emotional pain. Continue Reading

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