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  • Drunkorexia – A Dangerous Trend

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-17-2014 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders
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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: Marissa Maldonado 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: Marissa Maldonado 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: Marissa Maldonado 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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  • Lamar Odom’s $800 A Day Crack Cocaine Habit

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 09-10-2013 Category: Drug Rehab, Dual Diagnosis
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    TMZ.com and countless other websites are talking about Lamar Odom’s $800 a day crack cocaine addiction. The professional basketball player, who married Khloe Kardashian in the same month he met her, seems to be spiraling into a dark world of addiction. What is Crack Cocaine? Crack, or freebase, is the smokable form of cocaine. Instead…

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  • Is Lindsay Lohan Using Adderall Instead Of Cocaine?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 07-24-2013 Category: Addiction Treatment, Dual Diagnosis
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    Lindsay Lohan is still in rehab. She was court-ordered to spend 90 days in a locked facility as a substitute for jail time. It’s great that she is still in. Maybe treatment is working this time and Lindsay can finally start to heal from the addiction that has kept her living in chaos. When she…

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  • Aaron Hernandez: When Drug Addiction And Mental Health Issues Combine

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 07-16-2013 Category: Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health
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    Aaron Hernandez may never step onto a football field again. After signing a 5-year, $40 million contract with the New England Patriots, Hernandez has been released from the team. He has been arrested for the murder of another football player, 27 year old Odin Lloyd. What would cause a young, successful professional athlete to risk…

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  • Jails Considering Adding Dual Diagnosis Programs

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 06-28-2013 Category: Addiction Treatment, Dual Diagnosis
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    When arrests are made for drug and alcohol charges, most of the time these criminals need help. Repeat offenders, people who have been arrested for drug possession, then for public intoxication, and then finally for a DUI, for example, generally have an addiction that is not being treated. Locking someone up for a predetermined amount…

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  • Suffering From Dual Diagnosis? Double Trouble

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 03-28-2013 Category: Dual Diagnosis
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    Dual diagnosis = an individual who has been, or can be, diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and with a mental illness at the same time. There is great potential for double trouble for people suffering from dual diagnosis. When you are using, abusing, or addicted to alcohol or drugs, and you have symptoms of…

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  • Help With Anxiety

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-21-2013 Category: Behavioral Health, Dual Diagnosis
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    We are all born with hopes, dreams, and visions for our future, however sometimes in life unexpected events can occur that take us off the path we once visioned ourselves to be on and it takes us further away from our hopes, dreams, and visions to make them less of a reality.  Some of these…

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