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What Type of Therapy Is Best for Me?

“Therapy” is a broad term to describe a treatment system that has multiple components. Therapy is most commonly associated with psychotherapy or “talk” therapy, but this is only one of many therapeutic approaches. The main goal of therapy is to relieve emotional distress and other symptoms associated with mental health conditions, including substance use disorders.… Continue Reading What Type of Therapy Is Best for Me?

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week spans October 4 through October 10. While this is not necessarily National Depression Awareness Week, it is the ideal time to talk about depression, including what it is and why people need to take it seriously. If you suffer from depression, the most important thing for you to know is that… Continue Reading Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

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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… Continue Reading 5 Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

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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.… Continue Reading 10 Things To Seek in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center