Dual diagnosis treatment

Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody reveals his struggles with depression and alcohol
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“Giraffe whisperer” – these are the words used by noted Northern Irish singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody to describe himself on his Twitter handle @garysnowpatrol. However, he doesn’t just whisper when it comes to opening up about his own problem. He speaks up. Even if it’s about his addiction or mental health, which are often […]


JAMHI and NCADD merge for better mental health and substance abuse treatment
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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. (JAMHI) recently merged to expand and diversify mental health and addiction services, and bridge the gaps in treatment in order to serve the community better. The collaboration happened after Linda Landvik took over as the interim executive director of […]


Ant McPartlin admits being addicted to prescription drugs

“I was at the point where I would take anything – prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs – and take them with alcohol, which is ridiculous,” admitted TV star Anthony McPartlin, in his very first interview after a stint at the rehab. The 41-year-old, who checked into a rehab in June, following his two-year addiction to painkillers, […]


Meth: The monster lurking behind America’s opioid epidemic

Meth, the killer stimulant that’s hiding in the shadow of the nation’s opioid crisis, is fast becoming the next big threat for the U.S. Though one of the most addictive and destructive drugs, meth kills slowly and at lower rates as compared to other deadly opioids. Its usage has seen a rapid increase in many […]


Quitting smoking may be more difficult for alcoholics

According to a study recently conducted by an international research team, cigarette smokers who are addicted to alcohol may have an even more difficult time quitting smoking than other smokers. The results of this study were published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study Scientists have long recognized the correlation between drinking and […]


The journey into addiction fueled by OCD

No alcoholic or drug user ever thought that occasional use would lead to addiction. Uncontrollable progression is never part of the plan. People generally overestimate their degree of self-control and underestimate their level of negative emotions. The nature of the brain predisposes humans to addiction. Neuropathways physically form in the brain with each new experience. […]


5 common dual diagnosis relapse triggers

The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes 40 to 60 percent of recovering addicts relapse. A person with dual diagnosis is more vulnerable to relapse than a person with only a mental health or substance abuse disorder. Relapsing in one disorder can quickly cause a relapse in another. For these reasons, it is especially important […]


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