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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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Opioid Overdose Prevention

Drug overdose (whether intentional or accidental) is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Drug overdoses now cause more deaths than motor vehicle accidents. In fact, 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses alone.
"Opioids (including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin) killed more than 28,000 people in 2014, more than any year on record. At least half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid." (Source: CDC.gov)
NCalifornia Drug Rehab Treatment Centero longer are heroin overdoses limited to partying rock-stars, or the homeless or unemployed. Rather, heroin and other opioids are making their way into every socioeconomic group without discrimination. With that comes an increased risk of overdose. There are things that can be done to help with opioid overdose prevention, and thankfully more laws are being passed in California and several other states to not only save...
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