polysubstance abuse

What is Polysubstance Abuse?

If you or somebody that you know is struggling with multiple substance addictions, then you’ve probably heard the term “polysubstance abuse,” but you might not know what it means. The partial definition is that an individual is abusing multiple substances.  Very often, people who are suffering from mental health conditions will self-medicate with multiple drugs,…

dual diagnosis

8 Signs of Mental Illness and Addiction: How to Recognize Potential Dual Diagnosis

Signs of mental illness often go undetected, especially when an individual is suffering from substance abuse. The symptoms and actions associated with substance abuse are often far more obvious, especially to friends and family. However, it is extremely important to discuss the underlying causes of addiction. Is it only substance use disorder, or is it…