A substance abuse counselor is a certified professional who advises people who need substance abuse counseling. Today, more options than ever exist to fit counselor and client needs. The rise of the telehealth substance abuse counselor adds a fresh, modern twist to this career path and brings … [Read more...] aboutWhat Is a Telehealth Substance Abuse Counselor?
Have you been diagnosed with heroin addiction and an anxiety disorder? You are not alone. Your dual diagnosis is common, and you can cope. Let’s jump right into this topic with the first step to coping: Understanding why these two conditions co-exist. Anxiety Before Heroin Chronic anxiety has been … [Read more...] aboutDual Diagnosis: Coping with Heroin Addiction & Anxiety Disorder
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), 20.5 million Americans age 12 or older had a substance use disorder in 2015. Of them, 591,000 involved heroin. It’s predicted that of those who use heroin, 23% will develop an opioid addiction. Sometimes, heroin abuse triggers or … [Read more...] aboutDual Diagnosis: Recognizing an Anxiety Disorder & Heroin Abuse
When a person has a co-existing mental illness and a substance use disorder, it’s referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder (COD). It’s extremely common for recovering addicts to receive this diagnosis. In this blog, we’re going to discuss the top three co-occurring conditions of … [Read more...] aboutThe Top 3 Co-Occurring Conditions of Addiction