Tag Archives: Co-Occurring Disorder

Opioid Addiction: Managing Depression During Long-Term Recovery

Man struggling with Opioid Addiction Depression and opioid abuse are common among all age groups. Through recent research new findings have emerged about the connection between depression and opioid addictions. Being able to manage your long-term recovery from both struggles is a process and can be managed with a mix of therapies, treatment, and aftercare support. Opioids Role in Depression [...]
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Addiction & Eating Disorders: How Common is a Dual Diagnosis

Woman struggling with dual diagnosis In recent years, there has been a significant connection between addictions and eating disorders. This dual diagnosis is becoming more apparent, especially in women. Studies have shown that up 35% of individuals with eating disorders also have an alcohol or substance abuse comorbid disorder, compared with 3% of the general population [1]. Both groups share [...]
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How Do I Know if I Need a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

Woman sitting next to her car 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?

Man struggling with a Sex Addiction “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

Doctor Discussing Over the Counter Medications 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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