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Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

Posted on: December 20, 2019 by in Heroin Treatment
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A patient has a dual diagnosis if they suffer from both a substance abuse problem and a mental illness at the same time. Almost 10 million people in the US suffer from this, of which only 40% of all documented cases are treated for either one issue. In such cases, only one issue is addressed and the patient is left to suffer from the other issue that goes untreated. It is of utmost importance that patients suffering from dual diagnosis get proper treatment. The patient has to battle two Continue Reading ...

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Can It be Treated?

Posted on: November 29, 2019 by in Heroin Treatment
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A patient has a dual diagnosis if they suffer from both a substance abuse problem and a mental illness at the same time. Almost 10 million people in the US suffer from this, of which only 40% of all documented cases are treated for either one issue. In such cases, either one issue is tackled and the patient is left to suffer from the other issue that goes untreated. It is of uttermost importance that patients suffering from dual diagnosis get proper treatment. The patient has to battle two Continue Reading ...

Understanding Dual Diagnosis

Posted on: November 1, 2019 by in Heroin Treatment
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What is dual diagnosis? Doctors use the term dual diagnosis when a patient has a mental illness (depression or bipolar disorder, for example) and a substance abuse addiction. The patient has two separate, co-occurring illnesses and will need a treatment plan for each. In the case of dual diagnosis, either disorder (substance abuse or mental illness) can develop first. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S. adults experienced both mental illness and a Continue Reading ...