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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Complicated?

Dual diagnosis treatment incorporates two different focus points – addiction and mental health disorders. This makes it more involved than undergoing only addiction treatment or only mental health treatment. However, do not avoid dual diagnosis treatment simply because you believe it will be difficult or complicated. Dual diagnosis treatment can lead you towards a strong and successful recovery process from addiction and help you to manage the symptoms of your mental health disorder(s).

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Dual Diagnosis

A dual diagnosis is when a client has been diagnosed with addiction and at least one accompanying mental health disorder. If you have been given a dual diagnosis, it’s important that you take action to receive the right treatment. Your mental health and your odds for a successful recovery depend on it.

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Understanding Dual Diagnosis: What Does it Mean?

A dual diagnosis is when a client of substance abuse and addiction is diagnosed with at least one accompanying mental health disorder. Dual diagnoses are quite common and they are important to understand in order to receive the proper treatment for recovery as well as for mental health.

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Does Dual Diagnosis Mean I’m Doomed?

A dual diagnosis does not mean that you are doomed! Receiving a dual diagnosis means you and your rehabilitation center staff are equipped with the knowledge of what your situation is and what needs to be done in order for you to be able to enter a healthier and more stable life of recovery as well as manage the symptoms of your accompany mental health disorder(s).

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Dual Diagnosis in Hollywood: Which Celebs Suffer From Dual Diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis is when a client of addiction has been diagnosed with both addiction and at least one accompanying mental health disorder. This knowledge is important as the success of recovery relies on both the mental health disorder(s) and the addiction being specifically treated at the same time. From the media coverage of celebrities grappling with mental health disorders and addiction, we can take a look at a few celebrities who suffer from dual diagnoses.

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5 Common Dual Diagnosis Combinations

A dual diagnosis is when a client is diagnosed with an addiction along with at least one mental health disorder. For example, a client could be diagnosed with alcoholism and depression. Here is an examination of the five most common dual diagnosis combinations as well as treatment options.

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How Can I Help Deal With My Dual Diagnosis?

Coping with dual diagnosis may seem challenging, but there are things you can do to improve your chances for recovery. Dual diagnosis occurs when a person is dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol along with a mental health problem. Common combinations are addiction and anxiety, addiction and depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is no limit to the combinations that people experience.

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5 Meditation Techniques to Improve Dual Diagnosis Recovery

Is dual diagnosis recovery harder than recovery from just substance abuse? People who struggle with dual diagnosis struggle with substance abuse and mental health problems. They may feel that their challenges are harder, more significant or that their battle is harder won. The truth is that battle against addiction is challenging. There is no scale to rate how challenging recovery is, each of us struggles with our own recovery and our own individual challenges. There are many techniques and tools for helping us along the path to dual diagnosis recovery, including group therapy and meetings. Many people find that the hardest time for them is when they are alone or feel as though they cannot reach out for support. During those times, meditation techniques can be helpful for reducing stress and focus on finding the inner strength to maintain a sober lifestyle.

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