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How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Heals Addiction

Did you know that most people who have a dual diagnosis - an addiction coupled with a mental or emotional health issue  - aren’t receiving treatment for either condition?

Unfortunately, it’s true. The recent US Surgeon General’s report Facing Addiction in America found that more than 40% of people with addiction have a dual diagnosis, yet fewer than half of these people receive treatment for either disorder.

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

What is borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how is it related to addiction? Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by sudden mood swings, emotional instability, and highly impulsive behavior … and it’s also more common than you’d think. Given the extreme sensitivity associated with BPD, coping with this condition is a challenge and there are connections to addiction.

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The Connection between Alcoholism and Anger

Did you know alcoholism and anger go together? For those suffering from alcoholism or addiction, do you want to let go of your self-defeating patterns and change your life for the better? If so, here’s something you might not have considered: connecting with your own buried anger.

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

Did you know that anxiety often coincides with depression ... and that these conditions are very common in people suffering from addiction?

Furthermore, did you know that depression can be defined as “anger turned inward”?

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Why Dual Diagnosis Treatment Matters

Do you have a mental health concern coupled with an addiction - that is, a dual diagnosis? If so, you’ve probably already discovered that many inpatient rehabs provide little in the way of professional counseling for mental health issues.

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3 Common Struggles for People with PTSD

Did you know that living with PTSD is something often discussed yet little understood? It might be used as a joke to describe a person’s reaction to seeing their grandma in a bikini. However, PTSD is not a joke, it is not lighthearted, and it is not funny.

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Beyond the 12 Steps: The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Did you know that there are more Non 12 Step rehabs now than ever before? According to the American Addiction Centers website, approximately 26% of residential rehab programs in the US today are non-12 step or 12 step alternatives of some kind.

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The Lingering Stigma of Addiction and Mental Health

Did you know that most people with a substance addiction also have a concurrent mental health condition?

This is often in the form of clinical depression, anxiety, etc.

Too often, there is a mental health stigma pinned on those with these conditions, and they fail to get the proper care to address both problems. And they're related.


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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in California (CA)

If you have a dual diagnosis, then it’s imperative that you choose an addiction recovery program that specializes in dual diagnosis treatment. To aid in your research, we've created a comprehensive list of dual diagnosis treatment centers in California. 

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Washington State (WA)

If you have a dual diagnosis, then it’s imperative that you choose an addiction recovery program that specializes in dual diagnosis treatment. To aid in your research, we've created a comprehensive list of dual diagnosis treatment centers in Washington state. 

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