Depression and alcoholism are one of the most common combinations of dual diagnosis today. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults. Many depressed people are unaware that alcohol only compounds their
Binge drinking among the military is a growing epidemic. In 2003, it was reported that 1.5% of our military soldiers were suffering from alcoholism or have alcohol abuse issues. Stress seems to be a contributing factor to alcohol binges and suicides. It is tragic that there is a growing epidemic of substance abuse cases within
Anorectic drugs are being used by many individuals to suppress their appetite in an attempt to stay thin. While these drugs may be helping individuals achieve the looks they want they do not come without a price.
If dual diagnosed with depression and addiction an addiction treatment center that specializes in treating individuals who struggle with dual diagnosis will be able to treat each disease independently giving the client the best chance at achieving long term sobriety.
Ten various universities around the country are offering a one year program for doctors who have completed medical school and want to further their education and study the correlation between addiction and the brain while gaining a specialty in treating addiction.