Dual Diagnosis

To Family and Friends: Learn to Love Without Enabling

For the family and friends of an addict, it is often difficult to distinguish between loving and caring for your loved one versus enabling their harmful behavior. It is safe to say no one wishes to encourage their loved one’s destructive addiction, however choosing recovery and wholeness sometimes demands tough love. Loving your family member …

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The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

     May is Mental Health Awareness month, which focuses on the importance of taking care of our mental wellness. By evaluating both harmful and helpful habits in our lives, we can take an active stance in “becoming aware of and making choices towards a more successful existence”.[1]      For some, improving mental wellness …

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Dual Diagnosis and Treatment

Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Dual diagnosis is when a drug or alcohol addiction is paired with mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, around 8.9 million Americans struggle with both alcohol or drug addiction and mental illness. However, only 7.4 percent receive treatment for both, and over 55 percent receive …

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