2019 National Mental Health Month: Dual Diagnosis and Your Teen

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Since 1949, every May has been set aside as National Mental Health Awareness Month. This is the world’s most-visible awareness campaign focusing specifically on mental health issues. In 2018 alone, 30 million people were exposed to vital information about the resources available to help them attain good emotional balance. Public awareness is very important, because according to the  National Survey …

Dual Diagnosis —Statistics about Teen Addiction and Mental Disorders

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Substance abuse is now classified as a mental disorder, and it often co-occurs with some other type of mental illness in what is known as a dual diagnosis. Scientists have discovered that those people who are genetically or environmentally susceptible to one kind of disorder are at increased vulnerability to the other. This includes your teenager. Per numerous sources, including …

Dual Diagnosis – Your Questions Answered

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One of the biggest challenges facing teenagers with addictive disorders is when their substance abuse problems cooccur with another psychiatric or emotional condition – a dual diagnosis. When a teenager is struggling with both illnesses, it can complicate successful recovery from either. What Is a Dual Diagnosis? A dual diagnosis is when an addictive disorder such as: Alcoholism Prescription medication …