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What to Expect in Dual Diagnosis

A dual diagnosis is when someone has both a substance use disorder and another mental health disorder. Treatment for dual diagnosis is designed to tackle both disorders at once. This approach is more complex than the traditional method of treating each condition independently. Yet despite its complexity, dual diagnosis treatment is vastly preferable for the…

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What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

A simple dual diagnosis definition is any time a person is identified as having a substance use disorder and another mental health disorder simultaneously. This dual diagnosis definition also applies to another term: “co-occurring disorders.” In many cases, “dual diagnosis” and “co-occurring disorders” are interchangeable terms as they mean the same thing. Dual diagnosis treatment…

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5 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis

Mental health disorders and substance use disorders overlap at high rates. Treating both conditions together is more complex than treating one on its own. Yet failing to address these disorders simultaneously is a recipe for relapse. The benefits of dual diagnosis far outweigh the added challenges of implementing a dual diagnosis program. Whether mental illness…

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The Right Sober Living Program Is Key to Staying Sober

A sober living program is an effective way to help those in recovery learn coping mechanisms and life skills to maintain sobriety. Programs like this are considered a proper harm reduction strategy, as they involve teaching clients and their families ways to avoid the potential for relapse. Creating a positive, healthy, and uplifting environment can…

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Intensive Outpatient Program vs. Partial Hospitalization

Picking the right program for you or your loved one can feel overwhelming. When searching for the best program, making sure it makes sense based on your current life situation is vital. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a partial hospitalization program (PHP) are very different. At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, we can help…

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Is Addiction a Mental Health Issue?

Mental health is connected to physical health. Those who struggle with substance abuse typically have mental health issues. Too often, these mental health issues are undiagnosed, or a person needs a more precise diagnosis. Clients seeking addiction treatment programs at Solution Based Treatment & Detox are expected to engage in regular counseling sessions as part…