Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Your Helpful Guide

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: January 1, 2022 Updated: January 5, 2022 When addiction strikes, you may find yourself researching various types of treatment options. For example, you’ve heard about having a dual diagnosis but don’t know if this care option is right for you. As a…

How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers Work

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: December 1, 2021 Updated: December 1, 2021 Therapists at dual diagnosis treatment centers recognize that co-occurring disorders are at the root of some substance abuse cases. If this is true for you or a loved one, you…

Is Anorexia a Choice

Is Anorexia a Choice?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: November 30, 2021 Updated: January 5, 2022 Anorexia nervosa is a severe mental health concern that affects around 1% of the population. It has the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder, according to data from…

Understanding the Dual Diagnosis Definition

Understanding the Dual Diagnosis Definition

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: November 30, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021 The term dual diagnosis describes an individual who meets the diagnostic criteria for a mental health concern and a diagnosable substance use concern. Many of the doctor-prescribed medications that…

What Part Of the Brain Does Schizophrenia Affect

What Part of the Brain Does Schizophrenia Affect?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: November 30, 2021 Updated: January 5, 2022 Schizophrenia is a profound and complex brain condition that affects how people relate to the world around them. Symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, disorganized speech, hallucinations, trouble thinking, and…

bipolar disorder and alcohol

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: November 30, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021 Self-medicating is often a precursor to addiction, especially for a person struggling with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder and addiction can lead to a mental and physical dependency that makes life unmanageable. It’s essential to understand…

The Links Between Alcohol and Depression

The Links Between Alcohol and Depression

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: October 28, 2021 Updated: November 29, 2021 Alcohol is one of the most popular recreational substances in the world, second only to caffeine. This sedative-hypnotic drug has been used throughout human history to treat various ailments.…

What Is a Depressant

What Is a Depressant?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: October 28, 2021 Updated: November 29, 2021 When it seems like the world is too difficult to manage, you might reach for a drug that numbs you. Depressants suppress the central nervous system and cause pain relief, drowsiness, and clouded thinking. Whether this drug has been prescribed by a…

Common Co-Occurring Psychological Disorders

Common Co-Occurring Psychological Disorders

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: October 28, 2021 Updated: November 29, 2021 People often turn to drugs and alcohol for relief of the symptoms of mental health concerns. For this reason, psychological disorders are major risk factors for developing an addiction.…

Dependent Personality Disorder Treatment

Dependent Personality Disorder Treatment

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: October 28, 2021 Updated: November 29, 2021 When in addiction treatment, you may learn that you’ve been self-medicating undiagnosed mental illness through drug or alcohol abuse. This is common. However, by learning what your root mental issues are, you can learn how…