Dual Diagnosis: Explaining the Language of Addiction Series

It may seem kind of obvious that this generally refers to a person who has been diagnosed with two different afflictions. But there’s a little more to it than that. Here is what dual diagnosis means:  Dual diagnosis is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a…

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Monitoring Stress Throughout the Treatment Process

Monitoring Stress throughout Addiction Treatmeent

Going into any type of drug and alcohol treatment center can bring up all sorts of stress and fears. Simply admitting that you need help because you are powerless over drugs or alcohol is hard enough. If you’ve made the decision get treatment, you’ve already made an incredible first step…

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Dual Diagnosis: Understanding the Relationship Between Opioid Addiction and PTSD

Prescott House treats addiction that occurs alongside or as a result of stress disorders or other mental illnesses.

Dual Diagnosis – also known as co-occurrence, or co-occurring conditions – simply means that an individual is affected by both substance addiction and a mental health disorder. Treating dual diagnosis cases is a relatively new approach, which aims to treat and address a mental health diagnosis which directly correlates to…

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Dual Diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Bipolar disorder – also commonly known as manic depressive disorder – is a serious mental condition characterized by extreme shifts in mood, behavior, and level of energy. These shifts range from extreme highs (mania) to intense lows (depressive) and can be incredibly difficult, or impossible, to keep under control without…

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