Category: Dual Diagnosis

Managing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic

People all over the entire globe are currently working through the effects of COVID-19. The coronavirus outbreak has impacted the lives of many individuals, causing a wave of changes to take place in everyday life. Those who were suffering from mental health disorders prior to the spread of the virus are, no doubt, experiencing serious […]

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Unemployment and Depression

Given the current state of how the average person navigates the workforce today, it’s almost expected that we will all experience unemployment at some point. There’s an uncertainty that accompanies unemployment itself, especially if it’s an unplanned event such a the company you work for goes out of business, has to downsize or your employment […]

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Mac Miller, the Stigma on Mental Illness, and Addiction

“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” These famous lyrics to Mac Miller’s popular song ‘Best Day Ever’ could not have been further from the truth for the popular rapper who died of an apparent overdose on September 7th, 2018. It is no understatement that Mac Miller’s music influenced a generation […]

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Co-occurring Disorders, Double the Trouble

There are hundreds of rehabs in NJ accepting patients with dual diagnosis every day. Co-occurring disorders occur when a drug addict or alcoholic also suffers from a mental health disorder at the same time. It doesn’t matter which came first, the mental health disorder or the drug addiction, once the two occupy the same space […]

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Nearly 20 Percent of New Jersey Residents Suffering from Mental Illness

Between 2011 and 2015, the average number of people in New Jersey who reported having a mental illness was a staggering 933,674. Though not every one of these nearly one-million people will have a dual diagnosis with substance abuse, many people with mental illness also have an addiction to drugs or alcohol. In these situations, […]

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How First Responder PTSD Can Lead to Addiction

The addiction treatment field sees everyone come through their doors, and first responders are no exception. First responders are people trained to respond in an emergency, such as: police officers firemen emergency medical technicians paramedics This is a special group of people in our community, commended for their bravery and expected to be there for […]

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Depression and Addiction is a Dangerous Combination

Mood disorders and drug and alcohol addiction frequently go hand in hand. Anxiety and addiction, bipolar disorder and addiction, and depression and addiction often coexist. It’s essential that these get treated simultaneously. However, depression and addiction can be an especially difficult and dangerous combination. Depression and Addiction Can Be Lethal Untreated depression can be a […]

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