Addiction Topic Keyword: Dual Diagnosis (p. 1 of 2)

  • Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Anger is a very normal emotion that can occur for many different reasons. Anger isn't necessarily a negative emotion though. A person can become angry if they've been hurt by someone, threatened, provoked or taken advantage of. So there's definitely times when anger can be a normal emotional response but it's the intensity and holding onto anger that's unhealthy and has a negative impact on a...

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  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    The world of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a confusing and frightening one, especially for sufferers who know next to nothing about the diagnosis. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with OCD, you probably have a lot of questions, and finding the right answers is not always an easy task.
    As the name implies, men and women suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder...

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  • Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may be most closely associated with soldiers returning from war zones, but the problem is not confined to the battlefield. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone, and its sufferers come from all walks of life. Battlefield conditions can trigger the symptoms of PTSD and lead to a lifetime of suffering, but so can everyday encounters with...

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  • What is Alcohol Addiction

    What is Alcohol Addiction

    Alcohol addiction is the unfortunate result of drinking excessively and letting yourself lose control. When you start abusing alcohol by drinking often, it can lead to addiction if you continue behaving this way. Your body gets depending on the alcohol and will therefore act negatively without it.
    When you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like headaches, anxiety, depression, and...

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  • Anxiety Disorder and Substance Addiction

    Anxiety Disorder and Substance Addiction

    One of the biggest causes of drug addiction, alcoholism and substance abuse problems in general is self-medicating. People turn to coping mechanisms in order to deal with what ails them, whether it is stress or depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.)
    Alcohol and drugs make pretty excellent coping mechanisms when people first begin taking them, because the bad feelings...

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  • Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Dealing with Depression When Recovering from Substance Abuse Depression seems to be one of the most common symptoms a person experiences when they're recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Besides drug cravings depression is one of the reasons many people relapse and go right back to using again. Everyone's experience during recovery from drug abuse is different in terms of depression. Some...

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  • Drug or Alcohol Chronic Relapse

    Drug or Alcohol Chronic Relapse

    Many people who go through substance abuse treatment to overcome their use and dependence to drugs or alcohol often relapse at some point in their life, usually due to stress, anxiety or depression. This doesn't mean that they're sentenced to addiction again but it definitely means they still have work to do on them self to prevent it from happening again.
    This can mean they need to see...

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  • Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    The use of street drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs and other substances is a personal choice a person makes that can lead to addiction. There are many people today who experiment with substances for the reaction they experience, the euphoria and high is what they're looking to achieve.
    There is no excuse for substance abuse but many times there is underlying issues that can fuel the use...

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  • Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

    When an individual is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) they're emotions are unstable for long periods of time and they have a hard time relating to people in general. Many people suffering with BPD have hectic and chaotic relationships with other people and they're behaviors and the way they act appears to be impulsive. Some people with BPD display self-harming behaviors and...

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  • Individual Assessments and Treatments Strengthens Addiction Recovery

    Individual Assessments and Treatments Strengthens Addiction Recovery

    Safe Detoxification When a person abuses drugs overtime they become dependent or addicted to them and when they stop using, withdrawal symptoms are experienced. Detoxification is the process the body goes through as the chemicals and toxins from substances abused are leaving the body.
    During this time withdrawal symptoms are experienced and behavior based therapy or medications can be...

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