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.
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A Worried Mother & an Addicted Son Barbara Theodosiou isn’t a household name. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find many people outside of a particular community who know her name. That doesn’t change the fact that she’s fighting a life or death battle. “There is no peace for me. Ever again. This is a
Strong Marijuana Causes Psychosis Marijuana with large concentrations of the psychoactive chemical THC has been linked to a drastically increased chance of psychosis. The link between potent cannabis and psychosis was made clear by researchers from King’s College in London. Marta Di Forti and Sir Robin Murray led the study, which examined how THC impacted
Yes, “Text Message Therapy” is Real In 2011, Stephanie Shih and Nancy Lublin formed something called the Crisis Text Line. The nonprofit is a 24/7 crisis intervention hotline. It’s also, as the name suggests, conducted solely through text message. The Crisis Text Line (or CTL) traces its history back to DoSomething.org. Shih was an employee
Do I Need a Pill to be Happy? I got sober April 17th, 2008. I started taking antidepressants April 18th, 2008. For better or worse, antidepressants and sobriety have been linked for me from the very start. It’s over six years later and I still take antidepressants. I’ve questioned whether I need them to be
Therapy & Suicide: The New Facts The findings of an eighteen-year, multinational study show that therapy reduces suicide rates. Okay, that sounds about right. I mean, that’s nothing we didn’t already know, right? Wrong. Researchers from John Hopkins found that talk therapy reduced suicide attempts by 26%. That’s over one-fourth. That’s a pretty impressive number.