a woman wonders if she has co-occurring disorders and needs dual diagnosis treatment

5 Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

At some point, you have probably come across co-occurring disorders. But do you really know what co-occurring disorders actually refer to? Co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis conditions occur when an individual has an emotional or psychiatric disorder, and they turn to substances such as drugs or alcohol to lessen their pain or alleviate their symptoms.…

a woman asks her therapist what are co-occurring disorders

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

What are co-occurring disorders? A person who is struggling with substance abuse and a mental disorder has a co-occurring disorder. According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, nearly 6 million people in the U.S. have some form of co-occurring disorders.  To provide proper treatment, many addiction treatment centers in California offer a…

a man looks at a shot glass and considers the effects of alcohol and anxiety

The Connection Between Alcohol and Anxiety

There are days when you feel like everything is happening all at once. That project you’ve been working on for months suddenly comes up with major snags, you and your significant other are fighting all the time, and your washing machine broke down again. When dealing with such stressful situations, you might want to have…