How To Approach Multiple Addictions

What many non-addicts often struggle to understand is that addiction is never about the drug of choice itself. On the surface it would appear that alcoholism or sex addiction stemmed from an intense love of alcohol or sex. This is hardly the case. Addiction represents a deep and unattainable craving-a mental, physical, and spiritual longing.…

Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Bipolar disorder, a serious psychiatric condition sometimes referred to as “Manic Depression”, is aptly named due to the “bipolar opposite” of the extreme moods. Most individuals with bipolar disorder experience mood swings that range from extreme manic highs to severely depressed lows. The disorder can be diagnosed after just one manic episode and no depressive…

Dual Diagnosis and Drug Detox

Dual diagnosis is a term which describes a person facing both a medical/emotional/mental illness along with a substance dependency. When seeking the appropriate drug detox treatment program, it may be necessary to check that the center is able to treat both of the co-existing conditions because not every treatment program is prepared to do so.