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What Is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

For millions of people in the U.S., mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder impact their lives daily. For some, the use of drugs and alcohol is often also a part of their daily routines. Mental health experts refer to this as a co-occurring disorder. What is a co-occurring…

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Signs You Need Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance capable of changing the function of the brain. Without proper addiction treatment, someone with a dependence on this substance may find it nearly impossible to stop using. Yet, help is available. If you abuse cocaine, the cocaine addiction treatment program at Fort Behavioral Health can help you overcome your…

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How Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Brain

Addiction is a brain disease that causes physical and physiological changes to the brain. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the limbs, and the function of many organs within our body. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which release an excess level of dopamine, causing temporary pleasurable feelings and euphoria.…

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9 Warning Signs of a Codependent Relationship

A codependent relationship is a kind of dysfunctional relationship where one person is a caretaker, and the other person takes advantage. Codependent relationships are extremely common among people with substance use issues. Typically, one partner will take care of the other to the extent of enabling that partner’s addictive behavior. Often, the caretaker is raised…

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

It is common for a person with drug and alcohol addiction to face mental health challenges. That may include depression and anxiety. It can also include more complex conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Treatment is also possible and can be effective in these situations. A dual diagnosis treatment program is the ideal choice.…