what is dual diagnosis

What is a Dual Diagnosis?

Many individuals who struggle with substance use disorders also struggle with another co-occurring disorder, typically a mental health problem. In most cases, one disorder continually perpetuates the other, resulting in an ongoing spiral that’s often difficult to break free from. If you’ve ever wondered, “what is dual diagnosis?” the experts at Archstone Behavioral Health explain…


Alcoholic Neuropathy

Alcohol abuse wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to long term damage and many health issues. Several people that struggle with long term alcoholism develop nerve damage referred to as alcoholic neuropathy. What is Alcoholic Neuropathy? Alcoholic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Long-term drinking causes nutritional deficiencies and…


Boredom in Early Recovery

Early recovery is a precarious time of finding a new life in sobriety and avoiding triggers for relapse. One major trigger during recovery that is often overlooked is boredom. Every person experiences boredom at some point in their lives, but it can be very dangerous for a recovering addict. Life can seem tedious and dull after living a life…