All About Co-Occurring Disorders

All About Co-Occurring Disorders

Individuals who have an addiction experience increased risks of developing a mental health disorder and vice versa. The coexistence of a substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health disorder is known as a co-occurring disorder. Unfortunately, co-occurring disorders appear at alarming rates.  Co-occurring disorders can bring about various uncertainties and unique challenges during treatment. Recovery…

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Do I Need to Seek Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)?

Do I Need to Seek Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a pattern of problematic drinking that negatively impacts someone’s life. Understanding the signs and symptoms of addiction is essential if questioning whether to seek treatment for AUD. Knowing the warning signs can help with an informed decision about seeking professional help. Fortunately, there are resources available to help determine if…

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Addiction Education: How to Talk to Your Family About Your Addiction

Addiction Education: How to Talk to Your Family About Your Addiction

Addiction is a complex subject to talk about, especially with family. Opening up about your experience can be intimidating and overwhelming. However, educating others about the reality of addiction and substance use disorder (SUD) helps reduce stigma. Through discussion, you can increase awareness, compassion, and understanding toward yourself and others struggling. Let’s go over some…

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