co-occurring disorders

Getting Help for Co-Occurring Disorders

Finding the mental health help you or a loved one needs can be intimidating. For those suffering from mental health disorders and addictions to drugs and alcohol simultaneously, facilities specializing in dual diagnosis treatments are a great choice. Many reach for substances and develop dependencies when they struggle with depression and other mental health disorders.…

alcoholism and mental health

How Alcoholism Impacts Mental Health

The long-term effects of abusing alcohol can be grave. Millions of Americans are diagnosed every year with alcohol use disorder (AUD). AUD is the clinical diagnosis of what’s traditionally referred to as alcoholism. The severity of the illness is based on the patient’s psychological state, as well as any changes observed in the brain and…

woman working with an addiction therapist to recovery from co-occurring disorders

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Many people who live with a mental health disorder may also engage in drug or alcohol use as a method of self-medicating. This self-medicating can be dangerous, as it can easily become an addiction. To properly treat both a mental health disorder and an addiction, dual diagnosis treatment is often the best solution. Dual diagnosis…