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Treat Both: Mental Health and Addiction Need Your Attention

People with substance use disorders (SUD), commonly referred to as addiction or alcoholism, often have co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But which condition came first? When seeking addiction treatment it is important to also enter mental health treatment, or vice versa. This is often called a dual…

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Treating Trauma is Paramount in Treating Addiction

Experiencing or being exposed to violence is one of the leading causes of trauma. We all experience trauma differently. For some it could be from sustaining an injury during a car accident. For others it could be from experiencing military combat. Others could have been subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse. As much as…