Co-Occurring Disorders

Why Treat Addiction and Mental Health Disorders Together?

If you have an addiction and co-occurring mental health disorder, it’s important to treat the two together. This means getting help for both simultaneously. But why can’t you just treat one?  Well, substance use and mental health disorders interact with and affect one another. If you enter recovery without being treated for a mental health…

a girl contemplates self harm

The Importance of Self-Harm Awareness Month

March is National Self-Harm Awareness Month, which brings to the forefront a topic that people don’t always want to talk about. However, self-harm is more common than many may realize. Fifteen percent of college students and seventeen percent of adolescents in one survey stated they engaged in self-harm. Incidents of self-harm drop off in adulthood,…

a woman asks what is dual diagnosis treatment

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

If you are considering addiction treatment in a program like those offered by Amatus Recovery Centers, you probably have come across the term “dual diagnosis treatment.” Today, medical science has a better understanding of substance abuse disorders. There is a direct connection between substance abuse and mental health issues. Dual diagnosis treatment is a method…

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How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

While substance abuse negatively impacts a person’s physical health, it also alters their brain’s functionality, ultimately affecting their mental health. For those in recovery, healing the mind is just as important as healing the body. Paying attention to your mental health is vital if you wish to achieve lasting recovery and fulfilling life. World Mental…