Dual Diagnosis: A Common, Complex Problem

Dual Diagnosis: A Common, Complex Problem

On December 14, 2012, twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Lanza then shot himself in the head, taking with him any chance of understanding why he committed such a terrible crime. In the aftermath of the shootings, new media reported Lanza may have suffered…

Effective Drug Rehab for Veterans

Effective Drug Rehab for Veterans

Effective Drug Rehab for Veterans There are cases of drug addiction where substance abuse is accompanied with mental health disorder. This is what is known as co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. The two problems can easily overlap and often one contributes to or causes the other. The types of drugs that are often abused have…