5 Common Dual Diagnosis in Women

There is a complex relationship between substance use disorders and mental health issues. When a person experiences both simultaneously, it is called a dual diagnosis. Most of the time, people struggling with a dual diagnosis only receive treatment for their substance use disorder. Women are also disproportionately more likely to develop a dual diagnosis but…

man suffering from anxiety and alcohol

Anxiety and Alcohol

There is a close connection between anxiety and alcohol use disorders. Many individuals who are battling anxieties often resort to alcohol as a means of relaxing their minds and easing the symptoms. However, chronic abuse of alcohol aggravates stress resulting in co-occurring disorders, which require dual diagnosis treatment. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…