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There are various similarities between drug dependence, alcoholism and a mental health disorder. Whilst the combination of a drug dependence or alcohol dependence and a mental health disease is called a dual identification, they should be treated simultaneously in a drug rehabilitation, alcohol rehabilitation or dual diagnosis treatment plan.

Drug addiction, alcoholism and mental health disorders are physical-mental-spiritual diseases. Drug addiction, alcoholism and mental health ailments if left untreated are progressive, chronic, incurable, and possibly fatal. Denial of the illness of drug addiction, alcoholism and emotional health ailments and noncompliance with efforts at addiction treatment, drug rehabilitation or dual diagnosis treatment are signs of the disorder.

Drug addiction, alcoholism and mental wellness disorders manifest loss of control in behavior, thought, and emotions. Drug addiction, alcoholism and mental wellness disorders effect the entire family. Growing powerlessness and unmanageability over drug dependence, alcoholism or mental disease's cause feelings of guilt, shame, depression, and despair.

Drug addiction, alcoholism and mental health ailments are diseases of isolation and vulnerability. Both the primary symptoms of each disease AND loss of control in behavior-thought-emotion are reversible with addiction treatment or dual diagnosis treatment. 

Recovery is composed of: Stabilization of the severe disorder Rehabilitation of body, mind, and spirit. The possible risk of relapse in disorder is obviously high, and relapse in drug dependence or alcoholism may inevitably cause a relapse from the mental health disorder.

The only hope for lifetime recovery lies in working our Recovery Program: ONE DAY AT A TIME. If you're searching for an efficient dual identification therapy program, you can call the dual identification helpline at REST BETH.

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