Tag: co-occurring disorders

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term you often hear when looking into drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It’s an important concept to understand, too, because many of those who need treatment for addiction have a co-occurring mental health disorder. If you don’t treat both conditions at once, the addiction treatment may be less effective. However, a [...]
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5 Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

Do you struggle with alcohol or drug use? Do you do so because of an underlying mental health condition? If so, you are not alone. It is very common for people with addiction to also suffer from mental health concerns. The term for when an individual struggles with both issues is co-occurring disorders. At Westwind […]

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10 Things To Seek in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Dual diagnosis treatment allows individuals who are struggling to get help for both a mental health condition and a substance use disorder. That’s important because an estimated 53 percent of those with drug addiction and 37 percent with alcohol use disorder also have an underlying mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety. [...]
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