Tag Archives: Co-Occurring Disorder

Treatment and Recovery for Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders

Man with co-occurring drug abuse and addiction If an individual is struggling with a substance abuse disorder, there are significant chances that that individual is also battling a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, mood/personality disorder or compulsive behavior. Similarly, it is not unlikely for people with mental health disorders to abuse drugs, prescription medications or alcohol to cope with their [...]
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Co-Occurring Disorders: How Do I Know Residential Treatment is Right for Me?

Woman on a cliff Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center There are many levels of treatment for those who struggled with addictions or disorders. An individual usually begins with outpatient therapy. However, if their life remains unmanageable, residential care may be indicated. Some signs of unmanageability are feeling unable to accomplish daily tasks [...]
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Connection Between Opioid Addiction and Mental Illness

Man on the beach Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC, Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Addiction to opioid based substances is something that commonly makes the news, with the latest celebrity coming forth with their addiction complications. While a variety of individuals are impacted by dependency on opioids, including painkillers and illicit drugs, the issue of addiction to [...]
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Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Man addicted to alcohol Contributor: Marissa A. Angileri, MSW, CADC, Addiction Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Addiction and mental illness often times go hand in hand. Self-medicating with alcohol and/ or other drugs is a common way to cope with the uncomfortable emotions associated with mental illness. Bipolar is a chronic mental illness which affects a person’s mood and [...]
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What Are Co-Occurring Disorders and How Are These Connected With Addiction?

Man in recovery on the beach Written by Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Sponsored By Seasons in Malibu Addiction Treatment Center Addiction and substance abuse is a worldwide problem, negatively affecting countless individuals with the damaging repercussions that result from substance abuse. The rampant addiction problem that includes abuse of substances like alcohol, illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, and more is not felt [...]
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