How Common Is A Dual-Diagnosis?

In a nutshell, a dual diagnosis is quite common, which is why many rehab centers offer treatment for both substance abuse and mental health disorders. This is because mental health issues can lead to addiction, and addiction can trigger mental health issues or make an existing condition worse. It is not unusual for people struggling…


8 Signs Of A Prescription Addiction

Abuse of prescription drugs refers to the use of a substance in a way that was not intended by the prescribing physician. Early detection of prescription drug usage and prompt treatment measures may stop the issue from developing into an addiction. Learning to recognize the warning signs of prescription drug abuse could be key to…

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What Does Life After Rehab Look Like?

It is essential to have some perspective on life after rehab as it can help you understand if you’re on the right path of healing and recovery. Drug rehabilitation can become a “comfortable” setting. You are guided through your therapies, healing, and day-to-day life. You are sheltered from substances and alcohol so that you are…

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Checklist For Mental Health Awareness Month

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” — Glenn Close   May is Mental Health Awareness Month! According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one out of every five individuals has or is experiencing symptoms of mental illness. While some of us may be more vulnerable than…

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I Don’t Have A Problem & Other Lies Addicts Tell

Lying and manipulating are among the most common characteristics of an addict. Lies and manipulation tactics serve as defense mechanisms. Many of them do it to avoid confrontation, especially if you are confronting them about their addiction. It’s also a way to shield themselves from dealing with their own feelings about their addiction. Lies addicts…