Tag Archives: Co-Occurring Disorder

The Unique Challenges of Co-Occurring Disorders

Woman in hat struggling with co-occurring addictions 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 some type of trauma or they are [...]
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Co-Occurring Sexual Addiction & Eating Disorders

Woman sitting next to her car 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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Depression & Oxy Addiction: Finding Coping Tools in Recovery

Teenage girl struggling with addiction A study from Saint Louis University suggested that long-term or chronic use of opioid painkillers significantly increases the risks of major depression. Medical records of about 50,000 veterans were analyzed who were given opioid painkillers for the first time in their life and had no history of depression. It was concluded that patients who, over [...]
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Trauma and Addiction: Common Treatment for Dual Diagnosis

Woman struggling with seasonal depression Even though commonly overshadowed, emotional trauma forms the fundamental core of many types of addictions. Since the 1970s, trauma has been understood and recognized as a key component in the development of substance abuse disorders and relapse. Recent years have, however, witnessed a much-needed resurfacing of awareness and treatment of trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder [...]
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Connection Between Heroin Addiction and OCD

Man struggling with Heroin Addiction and OCD Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC,  Timberline Knolls Residential Center As lawmakers, advocates, and family members continue to highlight the devastating heroin epidemic in America, greater awareness is being drawn to this crisis impacting millions. But, is there a connection between heroin addiction and OCD which is a co-occurring issue? According to the Center for Behavioral [...]
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