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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…

a woman concerned about her friend experiencing addiction relapse triggers

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…