Addiction Comorbidity, Explained

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Addiction Comorbidity, Explained

Addiction comorbidity is when someone suffers from addiction as well as a co-occurring disorder… and we’re taking a look at this concept in more detail.

Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts

Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts Rapper Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi checked into rehab last week for depression, anxiety, and suicidal urges. The hip-hop star shared the news in an emotional letter posted to his Facebook page, revealing “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known… View more

What You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis and Addiction

What is dual diagnosis? Dual diagnosis treatment, also known as co-occurring disorders, is a method used for a patient diagnosed with both a mental disorder and an addiction. Nearly 8.9 million Americans are affected by co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment was invented in the early 1990’s for people experiencing… View more

Understanding Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) Drug & Alcohol Programs

What is an intensive outpatient (IOP) program or outpatient (OP) program? After completing a successful detox at an inpatient addiction program patients will often move to an intensive outpatient program for further treatment. An IOP program will typically include individual and group therapies. The therapists in the IOP program will work with the client to… View more

Gambling and Addiction

Gambling and Addiction Risk-taking behavior is an inherent part of any serious addict. Against all odds, they will continuously tempt fate in the pursuit of their next fix. Many abusers of substances lose money, relationships, their health or their lives as they struggle to maintain a lifestyle that is physically, spiritually and emotionally crippling. These… View more