a doctor explaining what is dual diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis?

The likelihood of developing an addiction if you are suffering from mental health disorders is very high. It’s not uncommon for individuals struggling with mental health issues to also develop a substance use disorder in their lifetime. If we can detect illness earlier and quickly, we can then prevent and addiction. Conversely, if we treat…

a woman concerned about her friend with a psychological dependence

Understanding Psychological Dependence

While those who have substance use disorders (SUD) experiencing physical processes that affect their behavior, there is also a psychological component. That means that an addicted individual is mentally dependent on a substance. Psychological dependence describes an individual’s emotional and mental processes regarding SUD or drug addiction. The Signs of Psychological Dependence When you define…