At one point in your life, odds are you’ve done something self-destructive. It’s fairly common. While most of the time is not intentional, it can quickly become a habit and lead to significant issues like addiction. Self-destructive behavior is not to be confused with having an addictive personality. These are behaviors that harm you physically […]
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In the fight against the opioid crisis, many are looking to control the opioid epidemic effectively. One new approach to treating addiction to opioids is ibogaine treatment. However, its long-term effects and effectiveness in treating substance abuse remain controversial and highly debated. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, our opioid addiction treatment program uses more traditional methods to
The rise in popularity and the legalization of cannabis products have expanded the different ways we consume cannabis. Nowadays, you can find brownies, gummies, hash, resin, concentrates, tinctures, and THC pills at local stores where cannabis products are legal. THC pills are a new way to consume cannabis products that might be dangerous for some
In many ways, a dual diagnosis is the most common diagnosis in addiction treatment centers. Yet, most of the time, people are unaware of their conditions. Not to mention that when substance abuse and mental illness co-occur, it makes the diagnosis even more challenging. While some people blame substance use disorders on mental health disorders,
Roughly 38% of the 20.3 million adults with a substance use disorder have a mental illness. Likewise, 18% of people with mental illness also have a substance use disorder. The way drugs interact with our brain makes these co-occurring disorders inevitable. When someone presents a co-occurring mental and substance use disorder, they might meet the
In the United States, over 4 million people struggle with a borderline personality disorder. While borderline personality disorder (BPD) isn’t as discussed as other mental illnesses, it’s actually more prevalent than schizophrenia. What’s even more intriguing is that there’s an undeniable connection between borderline personality disorder and addiction. Not many treatment centers talk about it.
Depression can increase the risk of countless chronic illnesses, including substance abuse. Estimates believe about a third of people with depression also struggle with drug or alcohol abuse. Let’s explore what it means to struggle with depression and addiction, plus how to treat these types of co-occurring disorders. Understanding Depression Over 350 million people suffer
Many individuals struggling with a substance use disorder are also diagnosed with a mental illness, and vice versa. The connection between mental health and addiction is impossible to ignore. Although this connection affects everyone, researchers believe that adolescents are more likely to struggle with mental health and addiction disorders simultaneously. Unfortunately, there’s not enough research
Addiction is a highly complex disease that we continue to learn more about as we go. It’s very common for someone struggling with a substance use disorder to suffer from a co-occurring mental health disorder. For these individuals, traditional addiction treatment might not address all their needs. Instead, a dual diagnosis treatment program is likely
Drug-induced psychosis might seem rare or only the result of severe, heavy drug use. But the truth is that it can result from many common “party drugs.” Most people experiment with these drugs at some point in their lives. As a result, they should be aware of the risks. When considering the impacts of drug
When someone suffers from addiction alongside a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, they face a hard, long road to recovery. Struggling with mental illness alongside substance abuse can increase the risk of overdose, suicide, self-harm, and relapse. Addressing both conditions is a core part of recovery for those who suffer from dual diagnosis disorders.
Dual diagnosis is defined by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) as a term used to describe an individual who has a mood disorder such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder and a problem with alcohol or drugs. Even though treatment for substance abuse and alcoholism has been around for over 100 years, the dual diagnosis didn’t become accepted until the mid-1980s. Learn more about this treatment program and see if it is right for you.