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Avoid Relapse During the Holidays

Avoid Relapse During the Holidays

Addiction during the holidays, here we go again, right? Well, Excel Behavioral Health decided to do what we usually do every Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza and Festivus: focus on the positives. Living with dual diagnosis means fighting on two fronts; addiction and mental health. But now, you’re supposed to throw the holidays in the mix too? Great, what else could go…

Addiction and Guilt – Why We Feel Guilty After Using Drugs

Addiction and Guilt – Why We Feel Guilty After Using Drugs

Addiction and guilt are common, especially for first time users, or users who are beginning to realize that they need drug abuse treatment. “Who do I feel guilty after using drugs?” Taking drugs is the ‘easy way’ to receive instant pleasure and instant oblivion. You can receive pleasure without effort and remove stress without contemplation. You are taking a short…

Regret Minimization Framework & Fear Setting

Regret Minimization Framework & Fear Setting

How could business techniques like regret minimization framework and fear setting help someone with co-occurring disorders? Both these techniques are tools to rationalize our fears and prioritize our lives, tasks that are difficult for people suffering from dual diagnosis. Regret Minimization Framework If you have been keeping up with current internet trends you will have probably seen the video of…

Coping with Obsessive Thoughts at Family Gatherings

Coping with Obsessive Thoughts at Family Gatherings

Family gathering are tough as it is, and many recovering addicts will politely refuse an invitation to return home for family gatherings until they feel mentally healthy enough to avoid relapse during what can be a stressful situation. Patients with dual diagnosis obsessive thinking disorder are going to visit their families and friends eventually, and they should be prepared to…

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