- What is Addiction?
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Alcoholism
- Benzodiazepine Addiction and Treatment
- Barbiturate Addiction and Treatment
- Methamphetamine Addiction and Treatment
- Cocaine Addiction and Treatment
- Marijuana Addiction and Treatment
- Opiate Addiction and Treatment

Co-Occuring Disorders

It has been estimated that 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one other serious psychological or emotional illness. When a person has a co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnosis, it generally means that they are suffering from a drug or alcohol problem and an emotional/psychiatric problem that may include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder and/or personality disorders, mood swings, insomnia, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual compulsivity, and more. To recover fully, the person needs treatment for both.

At Active Recovery Solutions, we understand that not every set of problems fit into a diagnostic pigeonhole or category. For instance, we know that some people with methamphetamine abuse have underlying attention deficit disorder. We have learned that some people with chronic alcohol abuse struggle with otherwise unrecognized social phobias or interpersonal anxiety. We know that some people with marijuana abuse are attempting to deal with chronic pain or ease the distress of chronic depression.

When a co-occurring order is assessed at Active Recovery Solutions, we are careful to treat the addiction and the underlying issue because not doing so would put the person at risk for relapse. Our team works with the addiction while treating the underlying issue in order to decrease the risk for relapse. We do not follow a rigid algorithm. We remain open, flexible and dynamic in our approach. The key is to treat the whole person and all of the conditions inherent in their addictive behavior so they can achieve complete and lasting recovery.

Active Recovery Solutions Can Help...

If you or a loved one are suffering fromt eh pain of addiction to alcohol or other substances, Active Recovery Solutions is here to help.

Please call (877) 394-8355 to talk to one of our caring and empathic team - we will discuss your situation confidentially and offer you our best advice.

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