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What is Dual Diagnosis?

what is dual diagnosisYou may have heard about people with drug/alcohol addiction suffering with depression, but what is dual diagnosis? Dual diagnosis is when a person is officially diagnosed using a specific set of guidelines with both a mental illness and addiction. Approximately 9 million American have dual diagnosis, also referred to as co-occurring disorders. It's been said that roughly 50% of people who are dealing with addiction, are also dealing with some form of mental illness. (It can also be said that 50% of those diagnosed with a mental health disorder also have a substance abuse problem.) Common mental illnesses that are associated with addiction are mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety or depressive disorders, psychotic disorders and other psychiatric disorders. It's often difficult to know whether addiction or mental illness began first. For some people, they experience symptoms of mental illness and...
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Getting a Job after Drug Rehab

finding a job after drug rehabAddiction is something that affects so many aspects of a person’s life. Relationships, health, finances and even employment may have suffered as a result of addiction, and while completing drug rehab is the first step on the road to recovery, there is often more to overcome once inpatient rehab has been completed. While many rehabs offer after-care that is especially helpful when it comes to finding a job after addiction treatment, here is a quick guide to help you land employment after rehab.

Legal Issues that May Arise While Seeking Employment Following Rehab

Employers may not ask whether the applicant has or has had a disability, including addiction. This includes if the applicant has ever abused drugs or been addicted to drugs AND if the applicant has been or is being treated by a drug rehab program. The...
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90 Day Drug Rehab

90 day drug rehabMany people assume that drug rehab programs only last 28-30 days. However, thankfully, this assumption is wrong, because there have been studies to show that the longer a person is in an inpatient drug rehab program, the higher their rates of successful recovery. Many inpatient residential drug rehab programs have begun offering 90 day rehab programs in addition to their 30 or 60 day options. In fact 90 day programs are quickly becoming the new gold standard in addiction treatment and recovery.

Why Choose a 90 Day Drug Rehab Program?

When a person begins treatment, there is a very good chance that they are not well physically. Abusing drugs or alcohol takes a tremendous toll on a person's body. Often addicts come to rehab in a malnourished state and their brain chemistry is not working properly, either....
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