person comforting another while they are treating co-occurring disorders

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Researchers have observed and studied the relationship between addiction and mental health for many years. Whereas before, the two conditions might have been treated as separate, it is currently understood that the treatment for co-occurring disorders should be integrated. It is very common for a person seeking treatment for mental health issues to also have…

substance abuse and first responders

Substance Abuse and First Responders

It takes strength and integrity to wake up every day and commit your life to helping others. Firemen, police, and emergency medical technicians are the first to arrive when tragedy strikes. If you don’t have the right coping skills, you may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Various studies link alcohol use and PTSD with the…