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What is Dual Diagnosis? Could You Have It?

If you’ve been looking into treatment, you may have seen the term “dual diagnosis.” But what is dual diagnosis? It’s when an individual has both a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder at once. If you think you have a dual diagnosis disorder, there are dual diagnosis treatment centers that can help. What is …

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Common Genetic Variation Big Risk Factor for Alcoholism, Mental Illness

Researchers and addiction specialists are well aware that genetic factors play an important role in any given person’s chances of developing a physical dependence on alcohol (i.e., alcoholism). However, the factors involved are complex, and no one fully understands all of the specific genetic combinations that can increase your risk. In a study published in …

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Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program Serving Clients With Co-Occurring Mental Disorders Opens at Right Step Galleria

June 24, 2014 — Right Step Galleria, an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility in Houston, Texas, opens New Leaf, an outpatient program designed to treat not only substance abuse, but also any underlying mental health conditions that a patient might have, such as anxiety, depression and emotional trauma. Led by a team of …

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Chiara de Blasio Honored for Sharing Story of Addiction, Depression

The first daughter of New York City continues to go public with her depression and addiction story, and this week she was recognized for inspiring hope in other young people facing mental health problems. Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of Mayor Bill de Blasio, had startled the public with a Christmas Eve video revealing …

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Right Step Opens ‘Women Only’ Substance Abuse, Intimacy Disorders Program in Dallas/Ft. Worth

The newly released film “Nymphomaniac” speaks to an underserved female treatment population that can now find healing at a brand new women’s treatment program at Right Step in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Opening this week, Right Step DFW’s innovative Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders (SAID) program for women addresses the emotional challenges that underlie addiction, specifically …

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Drug Abuse and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a characteristically severe form of mental illness that produces symptoms such as delusional states of mind, hallucinations, and a loss of normal emotional expressiveness, motivation and/or thinking skills. Along with several other illnesses, it belongs to a group of mental disorders known as psychotic disorders. People who abuse drugs sometimes develop symptoms that …

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Stimulant Abuse and Sexual Addiction

People with cross-addictions are individuals who switch from one addiction to another, while people with co-occurring addictions struggle with multiple addictions simultaneously. Cross and co-occurring disorders are especially common with sex addicts. In one survey of male sex addicts, 87 percent of the respondents reported they regularly abused either addictive substances or other addictive behaviors. …

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Developmental Disabilities and Addiction

Developmental disabilities are defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as those that cause intellectual, social, and mental incapacities inhibiting normal development in individuals. These can be diagnosed at any age from birth up to the age of 22. Such developmental disabilities may include one or more of the following, to varying levels …

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