Dual Diagnosis

Mac Miller’s Depression and Substance Abuse May Have Been a Dual Diagnosis

Photo of Mac Miller (2017) by Nicolas Völcker (Wikimedia commons) Rapper Mac Miller — who was open about his substance abuse in his music and interviews — died Sept. 7. As of this writing (Sept. 10), the toxicology reports had not been released yet, but no “apparent” [...]

Mac Miller’s Depression and Substance Abuse May Have Been a Dual Diagnosis2019-07-01T15:42:28+00:00

Does Compulsory Rehab Treatment Work?

(Pixabay) Imprisoning drug addicts doesn’t seem to have slowed down or reduced the spread of drug addiction, and it is costly. Research suggests that treating drug addicts instead is more effective and less costly, but not all addicts want to be treated, even [...]

Does Compulsory Rehab Treatment Work?2018-08-14T15:56:26+00:00

Is Smoking Tobacco a Mental Illness as Well as an Addiction?

(Pixabay) It cannot be repeated too often that about half the people with a substance use disorder also have a mental illness or, more correctly, another mental illness. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "drug addiction is a mental illness." When [...]

Is Smoking Tobacco a Mental Illness as Well as an Addiction?2019-07-01T15:42:45+00:00

Treatment More Effective than Prison for Dual Diagnosis

Pixabay It cannot be overstressed or repeated often enough: Substance use disorder (SUD) and mental illness are often co-morbid or co-occurring. It also is known as a dual diagnosis which is best treated with dual diagnosis addiction treatment. According to the National Institute [...]

Treatment More Effective than Prison for Dual Diagnosis2018-09-13T13:51:43+00:00
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