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Pregnancy and Addiction

Substance use disorder or addiction is a disease that affects anyone at any time. While we all know that smoking, drinking, or using substances when pregnant can have detrimental effects, addiction can still strike women during this time. Pregnancy and addiction is a unique challenge for individuals and treatment professionals. However, with the right addiction…

what is dual diagnosis

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Perhaps the only thing more challenging to overcome than substance use disorder are mental health conditions. Unfortunately, it’s very common for both of these conditions, addiction, and mental issues, to happen simultaneously. When these conditions overlap, treatment professionals refer to it as a co-occurring disorder. Often, individuals are unaware they have an underlying mental health…