quitting alcohol and depression

When Quitting Alcohol and Depression Symptoms Increase

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So you muster up the strength to stop drinking, but now your depression symptoms get worse. Alcoholism and depression occur together often. People who struggle with alcohol abuse may become depressed as a result of the drinking. Many problems…
Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

Importance of Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

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Prescribing Medications More Effectively Last week we breached the topic of genetic testing and how it can affect mental health treatments. This week we wanted to dive in a little deeper and zero in specifically on dual diagnosis. But what…
What is Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis and How is It Treated in Rehab

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Addiction and Mental Health Occurring Together Co-occurring Disorders or Dual Diagnosis refers to a very common problem of dealing with substance dependency and mental illness or mental disorders at the same time. You see, often long-term substance…
Signs of addiction

How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction

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Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease that affects brain function and behavior. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, once an addiction has developed, it almost always requires professional intervention to stem the cycle…