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What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is dual diagnosis treatment? It is a form of diagnosis and treatment that specialists use for clients who have co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders may include a mental health issue and an addiction or a combination of addictions. Addiction treatment centers offer dual diagnosis treatment as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Dual diagnosis…

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What Is An Enabler?

Individuals struggling with substance abuse issues will often have relationships with others that contribute to their problems. There may be people in their life who are supporting or enabling, their addictions. What is an enabler? Someone who prevents a person with dependencies from dealing with their problems when they should, and who may also cause…

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Addiction Relapse Triggers

The path from addiction to wellness isn’t a straight line. According to data from the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), between 40 and 60 percent of people undergoing treatment for substance dependencies will start using again at some point. Relapse is a very common occurrence, and any effective addiction treatment program will include specific…

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12-Step Program

Many rehabs today use the 12-step philosophy in the treatment of people with alcohol or drug addiction. This proven model of treatment helps you build support in your recovery as you also support others. Still, many people wonder if the 12 steps are right for their own recovery. Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, KS, offers…