What Physical and Mental Health Medications Might You Be Prescribed in Inpatient Rehab?

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Many individuals today suffer from a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. These conditions are very treatable with the proper medications. However, many of these medications can be classified as addictive and should be used with caution. A wide number of those who face addiction are those who do not suffer from the condition but live in the same house as someone who does. Substance abuse is not uncommon for those who suffer from a mental illness. Aside from possibly becoming addicted to their medication, they may also seek to self-medicate with alcohol and recreational drug use. […]

How Big a Role Does Mental Health Treatment Play During Rehab?

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A 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 7.9 million people in the United States suffer from both an addiction and a mental health condition and that more than half of those people are men. The clinical term for someone who struggles with both addiction and mental health issues is ‘dual diagnosis’. Dual diagnosis is so common that many mental health clinics now routinely use addiction screening tools to check for the co-occurring mental health condition. Mental health treatment plays a vital role during rehab, and planning for continuing outpatient treatment is also crucial. Co-occurring addiction and […]