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Women, Mental Illness, and Addiction

Women, Mental Illness, and Addiction: Dual Diagnosis For many women, mental illness, and addiction go hand-in-hand. For that reason, there is specialized treatment available, known as dual diagnosis drug treatment. Dual diagnosis is a medical term that simply means there are two or more disorders occurring at the same time – “co-occurring” or “comorbidity” – . . . . Continue Reading


What It’s Like to Be Dual Diagnosis: My Thoughts on Robin Williams

This post is probably going to be less about Mr. Robin Williams and more about me. Or rather, how his life, and more specifically, his death has affected me and thousands others. As a blog writer, the way my day goes is like this: I come in to the office, open my email and read . . . . Continue Reading


Does Trauma Lead to Addiction?

Trauma is a subjective concept, meaning that it is up to the individual’s experience(s) and interpretations of that/those experiences that truly define a person’s perception as something traumatic. Therefore, it’s not up to a therapist, family members, or anyone else to decide whether or not an experience was traumatic. And this is of utmost importance . . . . Continue Reading


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