Tag Archives: Co-Occurring Disorder

How Do I Know if I Need a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

Woman with dual diagnosis Dual Diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders and can be defined as when a person has both a substance abuse disorder and a mental illness at the same time. Either disorder can develop first and typically symptoms worsen with the development of substance use to manage the symptoms of the mental health disorder. [...]
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Depression & Sex Addiction: How Can God Help Me?

Woman who is struggling with Depression “The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.” [1] [...]
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The Doctor Who Destroyed Her Life: Cocaine and Dr. Cerveny

Cocaine Help A young mother of three, dermatologist, and beauty queen lost her life lying in an apartment doorway after a drug overdose. Marc Henry Johnson pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact in the death of Dr. Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny. Johnson, an HBO producer, admitted to leaving Cerveny in the doorway of an apartment building in [...]
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The Unique Challenges of Co-Occurring Disorders

Woman in hat struggling with co-occurring addictions Contributor: Todd Barnes, Content Writer at JourneyPure. When someone with an addiction walks through the doors of a treatment facility, there is likely more to their story than the substance abuse that has led them there. There is a person that needs to be healed mentally and physically. Statistics show that they’ve most likely experienced [...]
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Co-Occurring Sexual Addiction & Eating Disorders

Sad Woman If you found me after a car wreck with a horribly broken leg, and I wasn’t breathing, the triage options would be hard but straightforward—you would see if you could get me breathing again (hopefully)! When people are struggling with psychological and physical concerns, we always have to consider triaging. The question becomes, “What is [...]
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