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  • Social phobia linked to alcohol abuse in teens

    By: Rachael On: 05-28-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Dual Diagnosis
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    While many individuals across their life span are affected by alcohol addiction, adolescents and teenagers are significantly impacted by this substance abuse disorder.  Alcohol use disorders result in significant physical, social, economic and global complications. In 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimated that almost 700,000 adolescents between the ages of 12…

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  • The adverse effects of combining Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse

    By: Rachael On: 05-26-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, Psychological Trauma
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    Because post traumatic stress disorder (PTS)  is so jarring, some with this condition may often seek relief in various forms. Unfortunately, this may mean certain individuals turn to substance abuse, which can conversely worsen symptoms of PTSD. Research has shown that more than half of individuals with PTSD also experience alcohol dependence, while about one…

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  • Sovereign, Addiction Hope to host Tweet Chat Q&A on addiction, co-occurring disorders

    By: Rachael On: 04-20-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Continuing Care, Dual Diagnosis, Treatment Center Staff, Tweet Chat
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      Join Sovereign Health’s Dr. Meghan Marcum, Director of Clinical Excellence, for a Tweet Chat hosted on Twitter. The Q&A will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at 10 a.m. PST/ 12 p.m. CST/ 1 p.m. EST. Addiction Hope, a fellow resource for information and support for addiction and mental health disorders, will support the…

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  • Understanding the connection between insomnia, alcoholism and suicide can aid treatment

    By: Rachael On: 04-16-2015 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Dual Diagnosis
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    Plenty of ink has been devoted to the discussion of the relationship between alcoholism and suicide. Alcoholics have a disproportionately high risk of committing suicide; individuals with alcohol dependence have a 60 to 120 times greater suicide risk than the non-alcoholic population. Alcoholics frequently battle depression; by attempting to self-medicate with alcohol, which itself is…

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  • Recovery can be scary but coping techniques offer help and hope

    By: Rachael On: 04-15-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Continuing Care, Dual Diagnosis
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    A whole new, healthy, calm, productive world awaits those who find their way onto the road of addiction recovery, right? Ideally, yes, but in reality that road is not always a smooth ride. Insecurity, anxiety and fear can create obstacles that must be identified and dodged, if long-term sobriety is to be won, or recovery…

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  • Paranoia can ‘destroy ya’: Paranoid personality disorder creates destructive effects and treatment challenges

    By: Rachael On: 04-15-2015 Category: Behavioral Health, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health
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    Imagine a life defined by the constraints imposed by fear and suspicion. Every waking hour is spent locked inside a prison of your own delusional making, seemingly safe from all the people perceived to be out to cause you harm. Trusting no one, life is devoid of relationships or emotional connections. Anger from long-lasting grudges…

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  • Drunkorexia – A Dangerous Trend

    By: Rachael On: 02-17-2014 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Dual Diagnosis
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    College students and young adults represent the age group at greatest risk for developing eating disorders and engaging in unhealthy drinking behavior, such as binge drinking. A new trend, dubbed “drunkorexia,” describes what happens when a person combines the two by minimizing food consumption in order to engage in binge drinking later, without worrying about…

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  • Living With A Co-Occurring Disorder

    By: Rachael On: 10-30-2013 Category: Dual Diagnosis
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    Living with a substance abuse disorder, a mental illness, or an eating disorder alone is difficult, so when two of the three, or all three, disorders are affecting one person’s life, the impact can be debilitating. The number of people with two or more disorders that can be clinically diagnosed is increasing. The terms co-occurring disorders…

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  • Benefits Of Natural IV Detox Therapy

    By: Rachael On: 10-21-2013 Category: Addiction Treatment, Dual Diagnosis
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    Sovereign Health Group of California stays current on methods for all aspects of chemical dependency treatment, which allows staff members to offer clients exactly what they need while healing from drug and alcohol addiction. When an addict or alcoholic stops using drugs and drinking, the process of detoxification begins. With medical attention and proper medications…

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  • Eminem The Epitome Of A Dual Diagnosis

    By: Rachael On: 09-11-2013 Category: Dual Diagnosis
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    Eminem is the epitome of a dual diagnosis. Several years ago, the rapper, who is now 40 years old, spoke out about the depression that took hold of his life. In his book, The Way I Am, Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, described his emotional reaction to the 2006 murder of Proof, a member of…

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