Mental Health

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Is There a Link Between OCD and Alcoholism?

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Alcohol Addiction Having co-occurring OCD and alcohol use disorder is fairly common. Learn about these disorders and how the dual diagnosis is successfully treated. Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder…
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Using Drugs to Cope

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How many stressed out people are using drugs to cope with their emotions? Learn about how self-medicating with drugs or alcohol only makes things worse. Anyone who has been through a highly stressful life event or trauma knows how hard it…
healthcare burnout

Healthcare Employee Burnout Can Lead to Addiction

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Burnout In Healthcare COVID-19 Has Put a Burden on Our Healthcare Workers Who May Turn to Substances Working in the healthcare field is stressful. All levels of healthcare workers, such as doctors, nurses, and support staff, have to manage…
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Hangover Anxiety: Why Do You Get “Hangxiety” After a Night of Drinking?

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Learn How Heavy Drinking Can Lead to Both a Hangover and Anxiety Raise your hand if you have ever had deep regrets after a night of heavy drinking. Yep, pretty much all of us have suffered through the aftermath of a bender. When feeling sick…
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When Quitting Alcohol and Depression Symptoms Increase

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Does Giving Up Alcohol Make You Depressed? 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…
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…
Genetic Testing for Mental Health

Genetic Testing for Mental Health Medicines

How Can DNA Testing Help Select The Right Medications In the last couple of blog posts, we've discussed genetic DNA testing for the predisposition of mental health disorders, diseases, cancer, and the importance of genetic testing for dual…
genetic testing for mental health disorders

Importance of Genetic Testing in Mental Health Treatment

We are all genetically predisposed to both favorable attributes and less-than-desirable gene expressions. In other words, we have genes that help us and genes that could possibly hurt us. Have you ever noticed when someone you know is just naturally…
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…