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The Perils of Prescription Drug Addiction

The Perils of Prescription Drug Addiction   Prescription drugs are used to treat discomfort, illnesses, and diseases. For many people, these medications improve their quality of life. Sometimes, these medications make the difference between life and death. Although these medications are legal when prescribed by a doctor, many of them can be abused and lead…

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Importance of The Continuum of Care in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Importance of The Continuum of Care in Dual Diagnosis Treatment A common societal misconception about addiction is that the disorder can be “fixed” or “cured”. Recovery from the disease of addiction demands a lifelong approach to treatment. Many individuals assume that detox and treatment are the only methods required to achieve long term sobriety. Rehabilitation…

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The Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

The Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders Diagnosing co-occurring disorders can be difficult due to the overlapping symptoms of mental illness and addiction. However, the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of both disorders are crucial for individuals to attain lasting recovery. After all, dual diagnosis addiction treatment helps individuals foster healthy coping habits and symptom management plans…

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Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in North Carolina

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in North Carolina   According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults in the U.S. suffers from mental illness. Less than 70% of Americans receive the proper treatment for their mental illness or enter an addiction rehabilitation program. Although there are a number of…

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