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Schizophrenia and Addiction

Schizophrenia is a serious, complex, and debilitating mental illness that affects a little more than 1 percent of the American adult population in a given year, per the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH). Schizophrenia disrupts thought patterns, which in turn affect behaviors, relationships, and the ability to complete everyday tasks. Schizophrenia can cause a […]

Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States, affecting about 30% of adults at some point during their lives.1 In southern Nevada, anxiety is the number one mental health diagnosis in emergency departments; anxiety-related visits increased from 11,613 in 2009 to 36,696 in 2017, the latest year for which we […]

OCD & Addiction

Around one out of every 40 adults in the United States will suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, at some time in their lives, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) publishes. OCD is a significant mental health disorder that interferes with an individual’s ability to function normally in everyday life. Obsessions are repeated thoughts, […]

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar disorder and substance use disorders (SUDs) commonly occur together. When a person has one or more mental health disorders as well as a substance use disorder, this is called co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnosis. If you or someone you care about is dealing with co-occurring addiction and bipolar disorder, you’re not alone. Studies estimate […]

BPD and Addiction

Considered to be the third most predominant personality disorder in the United States, borderline personality disorder, or BPD, likely co-occurs with substance abuse disorders (SUDs) more than any other personality disorder aside from antisocial personality disorder, the journal Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience publishes. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that between 1.6 and […]