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Clear Signs of Drug Use That Often Accompany Mental Illness

Clear Signs of Drug Use More than 43 million people experience some form of mental illness in a given year in this country. Whether it’s a mild form of anxiety or the severe onset of schizophrenia, mental disorders regularly affect a large portion of the country’s population. Unfortunately, not everyone who is ill seeks professional treatment for mental illness…

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Signs of Codependency

In any healthy relationship, there is a continuous give-and-take. At any given time, one partner or the other may need an extra bit of help. This type of dependency is fine. When you hear the term “codependency,” this is not the type of relationship we are talking about. In a codependent relationship, everything is lopsided.…

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Stages of Addiction Recovery

In 2018, over 21 million Americans needed treatment because of their substance use disorder, whether to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a chronic disease. Thus, the healing process takes time. Addiction is complex. It involves both physical and psychological elements. Because of this, the stages of addiction recovery will be different for every person. Yet…

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

For many people who deal with substance abuse, mental health issues also play a role. People who deal with trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns may be more susceptible to addiction than people who do not deal with these concerns. If you have mental health issues and are struggling with substance use, you…