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…

a woman enters dual diagnosis treatment

What to Expect in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Many people who struggle with mental illness also have diagnosable substance abuse issues. When someone has both conditions, it is known as having a dual diagnosis. Often, people with a dual diagnosis are only treated for their substance abuse or addiction. If they do not get help for their mental illness, their symptoms may lead…

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…