Tag: Mental Health Disorders

Dual Diagnosis and the Benefits of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders Simultaneously

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

A person struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) may experience significant barriers to recovery that may range from social support to lack of quality treatment options. One common barrier is a lack of dual diagnosis treatment when necessary. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that a third of substance use admissions in 2017 involved a co-occurring mental health disorder. When a person suffers from two behavioral health conditions simultaneously, failure to effectively address them both with evidence-based treatment could affect the recovery process. Here’s how dual diagnosis treatment can help.
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The Lack of Evidence in “Evidence Based Treatment” for Alcoholism and Addiction

By Samuel Glazer, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Health Many “for profit” treatment programs, …

Meditation and Mindfulness for Alcoholism and Addiction

By Olga Megwinoff, MD There is so much referring to meditation and mindfulness. Every mental health guru speaks of mindfulness …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction 

By Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. I often meet with people who say they are unsure of whether they have experienced trauma or not. …