Benefits of 12-Step Programs for People With a Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is the term mental health professionals use to describe someone diagnosed simultaneously with drug or alcohol-related abuse/addiction and a separate mental disorder such as depression or schizophrenia. People who receive such a diagnosis face unique challenges on their road to recovery and restoration of physical/mental health. In a study published in September 2013…

Antabuse Helps Alcoholics Stop Drinking

Alcoholism is a destructive addiction that can literally ruin people’s lives. Whether you’re struggling with excessive drinking yourself or you love someone who is, you understand all too well the path of devastation this chronic condition can bring, from splintered relationships to serious medical issues. Professional addiction treatment, individual therapy and attending support groups can…

Blood Pressure Medicine Works for Schizophrenia

Acute schizophrenia is a term used to describe episodes of relatively severe schizophrenia-related symptoms that have a strongly negative impact on a person’s ability to function. Doctors can combat the effects of these episodes with the help of a number of different antipsychotic medications. However, these medications only work in certain individuals and typically come…