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How Do You Choose a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

How Do You Choose a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

When a person has a dual diagnosis, it means they suffer from both substance use disorder and a mental health disorder at the same time. Treating these co-occurring disorders requires specialized expertise, and not every addiction treatment facility is equipped for such cases. If you or a loved one have a dual diagnosis, choosing the … Read more

How Should Parents Educate Their Children about Addiction?

How Should Parents Educate Their Children about Addiction?

With teen addiction on the rise, parents should raise their children’s awareness about the harmful effects of drugs and other substances before they have the opportunity to experiment with them. For some families, the need to educate children comes from having a parent with an addiction. Education is always the first step toward prevention. As … Read more

How Is Divorce Related to Youth Addiction?

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Adolescence and young adulthood are times when people are more likely to begin experimenting with drugs and other substances. There are many factors at play in this experimentation, such as traumatic childhood experiences or other mental health issues. One factor is common to many instances of adolescents getting into drugs or alcohol: parental divorce. The … Read more

Why Is Narcissism Toxic in Relationships?

Why Is Narcissism Toxic in Relationships?

More and more people have started noticing and paying attention to a mental condition known as narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder. Unlike depression or compulsive disorders, narcissism is a more complicated package of causes, effects, and symptoms. Some people with narcissistic traits can behave very charmingly or even charismatically in front of the public, but … Read more

Recovery and Coping Strategies for Parenting

Are you a parent who is in recovery from addiction? Parenting, even without the addition of substance abuse recovery, can be challenging. You must attend to your child’s basic needs and routines; you must make sure that they are meeting developmental milestones; you also want to see them growing academically and thriving socially. It takes … Read more