Dual Diagnosis

Autism May Increase Your Risk of Depression
Autism May Increase Your Risk of Depression

According to a recent study, people with autism spectrum disorders are more than three times as likely as the general population to struggle with depression. Nearly 20 percent of people with autism also had depression. What’s more, higher functioning people without intellectual disabilities were even more severely affected. Not only were they depressed at a…

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dual diagnosis in salt lake city utah
Dual Diagnosis Counseling in Salt Lake City

Dual diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders. This refers to individuals who are struggling with both a mental illness as well as a substance addiction. Dual diagnosis can be a challenge and will take time to overcome. Treatment can be harder for patients with mental illnesses, because it can become a struggle to…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment: How We Can Help

At Recovery Ways, the therapeutic team takes a Dual Diagnosis approach to treatment. Dual Diagnosis Treatment emphasizes that a person has a mood disorder (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.) and a substance use disorder simultaneously. When this happens, it is common for the person to struggle to understand the relationship between the two…

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addiction and depression
Addiction & Depression

Addiction & Depression There is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances,” according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. They say that mental health disorders patients are accountable for the consumption of 38% of alcohol and 44% of cocaine. A big cause of this is patients trying to self…

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co-occurring disorder treatment
How to Know if You Have a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Treatment of drug and alcohol addiction is seldom as simple as merely addressing the particular chemicals an addict is taking into his body. More often than not, addicts suffer from other disorders in conjunction with their chemical dependency which is clinically referred to as co-occurring disorders. The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services says…

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what is Dialectical Behavior Therapy
What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) created in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan as a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to better help those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since it was developed it has been used as treatment for other mental…

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Learn how veterans with PTSD & addiction issues can get the treatment they need.
Veterans with PTSD and Addiction

Most people when they hear Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they think of the brave men and women who have served our country in war, or veterans with PTSD. PTSD is just that, a condition that presents itself after a traumatic event that has happened. It can happen to anyone who survived or witnessed a…

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PTSD and alcohol addiction rehab in Salt Lake City
PTSD and Alcohol Addiction

Most people when they hear Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they think of the brave men and women who have served our country in war. PTSD is just that, a condition that presents itself after a traumatic event that has happened. It can happen to anyone who survived or witnessed a traumatic event in their…

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Mental health and addiction, the link of dual diagnosis.
The Link Between Mental Health and Addiction

There is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances,” according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. They say that mental health disorders patients are accountable for the consumption of 38% of alcohol and 44% of cocaine. A big cause of this is patients trying to self medicate and treat…

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What is dual diagnosis and how it helps in addiction treatment
What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders are interchangeable terms for someone who has a substance abuse problem as well as a mood or personality disorder. These co-occurring disorders can affect mood, thinking, and behavior. With a dual diagnosis, patients are simultaneously treated for their substance abuse and their mood or personality disorder. A lot of times…

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