USA Dual Diagnosis Helpline not only provides a network of available support services, but also keeps a steady collection of educational blogs and articles detailing an assortment of different aspects of dual diagnosis topics. Check back on a weekly basis to learn all you need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of multiple mental issues.
Generally, people consume psychoactive substances like alcohol in the moments of happiness and sorrow, good and bad times, low and elevated mood, etc. However, one must understand that the persistent consumption of alcohol over a long period can actually lead to addiction, develop new complications and worsen the existing mental illnesses. Read more
Drinking is the most common coping mechanism to deal with stress and anxiety symptoms. Due to the tendency, adults can develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) over time. In fact, some researches show that individuals with a panic disorder are always at risk to have an AUD. Although prior studies have identified establishment of alcoholism due to anxiety, there remains uncertainty regarding what mediates the relationship between booze and the mental condition. Read more
With nearly 8.2 million people suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, dual diagnosis is emerging as a common health threat in the United States. It can affect anyone, irrespective of their race, gender and social status. In recent months, many celebrities have come forward to reveal about their mental and substance use disorders. Now, American television personality Kristin Cavallari disclosed that her brother Michael, who died of hypothermia after a car crash in 2015, had substance use disorder (SUD). Read more