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Addiction Recovery in Dual Diagnosis: A Comprehensive Approach

        Addiction Recovery in Dual Diagnosis has been historically viewed as a “disease” but must also be treated within a comprehensive framework.  Dual diagnosis refers to an individual who has a substance addiction and a co-occurring psychological disorder.  The two disorders can impact one another in a very complex and self-defeating cycle.  Therefore, …

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Addiction and Emotional Pain: Are they Related?

         Addiction does not develop from just thrill-seeking recreational drug and alcohol usage.  What many people do not understand is that low neurotransmitters and addiction are interlinked, which can be caused by chronic stress, childhood trauma, abusive relationships, and depression.  What even neuroscientists do not fully understand is the link between addiction …

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