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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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Top 3 Benefits of Inpatient Drug Rehab in San Diego

San Diego Inpatient Drug RehabWhen you, or a friend or loved one, are in need of San Diego drug rehab, it’s often overwhelming to evaluate all of the different options for addiction treatment. Outpatient care can be quite convenient; however, inpatient drug rehab in San Diego often has a higher success rate and comes with many conveniences that aren’t available in an outpatient setting. Read on for the top benefits of inpatient drug rehab for addiction treatment.

Living on site = Intense Focus on Recovery

When you choose an inpatient setting for drug rehab, the clients undergoing treatment reside in the facility for a certain period of time. The length of time depends on the length of the program; however, many drug rehabs in San Diego offer 30, 60, 90 day or even longer treatment programs for their clients. If you are able to stay, choosing...
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