You’ve completed an inpatient drug rehab program. Congratulations! Your recovery, however is still a work in progress. This is something that is important to remember, especially as you face triggers or even blatant invitations into the life of addiction over time. Your key to staying on the path of recovery is having adequate education and tools for addiction relapse prevention. Choosing a reputable inpatient rehab program should help to ensure you have the tools and skills you will need to say, “no,” continually, but in the event that you need a “reset” or reminder, we have put together a short guide to help you prevent relapsing into addiction.
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You 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...
Addiction 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.