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Understanding Dual Diagnosis in Addiction Treatment
06.13.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Substance Abuse

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Dual diagnosis is a treatment method used for a patient that has been diagnosed with both an addiction and a mental disorder. Before dual diagnosis treatment was invented in the early 1990’s people experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder were treated separately from those seeking treatment for substance abuse. […]

Behavioral Addictions: Part 2
06.10.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery

Behavioral Addictions: Part 2 – Sex Addiction and Shopping Addiction In our previous blog post, Behavior Addictions: Part 1, we discussed behavioral addictions to gambling and fitness. Continuing into the second of this three-part series, we are going to look into two other behavioral addictions that are among the most common in the United States: […]

FDA Approves First-Ever Implant to Treat Opioid Dependence
06.06.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Drug Abuse

FDA Approves First-Ever Implant to Treat Opioid Dependence The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a controlled-release arm implant to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids, providing a new weapon in the battle against the growing opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction is a condition that has proven to be extraordinarily difficult to manage, and […]

The Role of Relapse Prevention
05.31.2016 Addiction and Recovery Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Substance Abuse Uncategorized

Understanding Relapse Prevention and its Role in Recovery What is addiction relapse? Relapse is when someone who has undergone a period of abstinence from a drug or substance returns to using any drug or substance again. Relapse is not uncommon, but is a very real danger for an addict. It is said that 40 to […]

Behavior Addictions
05.26.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery

Behavior Addictions: Part One – Gambling and Fitness Addictions When people think of an addiction disorder, drugs and alcohol are usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are a number of other addictions that can be just as problematic. A behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that is not related to […]

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