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Most Common Mental Health Issues Associated with Addiction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 10, 2021 Updated: September 15, 2021 Mental illness is one of the biggest factors in whether someone will develop a substance use disorder. Studies show that about half of people with a substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health issue,…

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 9, 2021 Updated: September 15, 2021 Could your teen have a problem with drug use? Are they taking prescription medications outside of doctor recommendations? If that’s the case, they could face numerous health challenges over their lifetime. It’s critical to get…

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Characteristics of a Good Intensive Outpatient Program

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 5, 2021 Updated: September 7, 2021 An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a type of treatment program often used to support drug and alcohol addiction recovery. An IOP may also help with mental health disorder treatment. It is a type of…

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What to Expect in Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 30, 2021 Updated: August 13, 2021 Some people with addiction also have a mental health disorder. This may include conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, severe anxiety, or debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder. When a person has both conditions, it’s called a…

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3 Benefits of Seeking Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 23, 2021 Updated: August 13, 2021 Many people with addiction also battle mental health disorders. This includes conditions such as trauma, depression, and anxiety. A dual diagnosis treatment program is a specific type of therapy that focuses on treating both addiction…

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Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction Near Me

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 19, 2021 Updated: August 13, 2021 “Where can I find an intensive outpatient program near me that can help me?” Questions like this happen often. Many people want to embrace drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Yet, they don’t want to or…

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Escapism: Coping Skill or Detrimental?

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 9, 2021 Updated: August 13, 2021 The American Psychology Association defines escapism as the tendency to escape from the real world to the safety and comfort of a fantasy world. Since life is innately stressful, coping strategies are essential to making…

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The Differences Between Tolerance, Dependence, and Addiction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 3, 2021 Updated: August 13, 2021 It is a common misconception that tolerance, dependence, and addiction describe the same condition. However, each of these terms describes different ways in which drugs affect someone’s body and brain. At Fort Behavioral Health, our…