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When Crying Did Not Help Me Anymore, I Turned to Drugs

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I got to the point where crying did not help anymore when I would get overly stressed. For my entire life, crying was my outlet. It’s all I knew. Then, somehow, I wound up in a place where crying did not help me. It simply didn’t let me unwind or process what was going on. It built up. I felt overwhelmed non-stop, and never caught a break. My life was a series of what could go wrong next, with something major going wrong each day. That’s when I turned to drugs, and when my life really got flipped upside down.

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Depression Makes Recovering from Addiction Harder

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Recovering from addiction is no easy task. However, if you struggle with depression, too, recovery becomes a bit more of a challenge. You need to try and manage how you feel. Plus, you also need to manage withdrawals, realizations about why you use, and keep yourself from falling back into old habits. This is difficult even in the best of circumstances. When you struggle with the effects of depression, you need to have a different approach to recovery. That is the only way recovery is going to work.

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What Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers Are

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Dual diagnosis treatment centers diagnose people who are suffering from a drug addiction along side of a mental health issue. This can include bipolar, anxiety, and depression. When you’re suffering from these combinations of conditions, you really need specialized help. Instead of attending a typical rehab, you need one that’s accustomed to dealing with this diagnosis and that can create a specialized program just for you.

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Getting Over My Dual Diagnosis Thanks to Luxury Rehab

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I credit the luxury rehab I went to for helping me get over my dual diagnosis. Prior to them, I never felt as though I actually had control back. I went into luxury rehab expecting to come out feeling the same. Thankfully, I came out feeling completely different. I now have control over the way I live and the choices I make. This is the first time I truly felt like I have a chance at getting over my dual diagnosis.

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Regaining Control After Luxury Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Going in for luxury dual diagnosis treatment is a great idea. You will come out of there with a better chance of long-term control than most other options. Attending a luxury rehab gives you more individualized attention than most other rehabs. This is what gives you the chance of having control for a long time, if not the rest of your life. By missing out on the opportunity that a luxury rehab would offer you, you could put your dual diagnosis back in control. This would mean a relapse.

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Things to Remember When Facing a Dual Diagnosis

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When facing a dual diagnosis, you need to approach recovery differently. It is not as simple as a single problem to face. You must overcome both an addiction and the mental illness that plagued you up until now. Only treating one leaves you open to a relapse. They both must find closure. This means taking each part of rehab seriously, and participating fully. If you struggle with a dual diagnosis, then make sure you get the best care possible.

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Five Ways Dual Diagnosis Treatment Helps You Get Better

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There are multiple facets to dual diagnosis treatment. You need those different facets in order to conquer your dual diagnosis. If you don’t have the right type of treatment, a dual diagnosis can follow you around the rest of your life. It takes a group effort to make sure that you are ready to face the world again. Here are ways that your dual diagnosis treatment is bound to improve your future.

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Evading Depression is NOT a Reason to do Drugs

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I was evading depression for 3 years via prescription painkillers when I finally decided to get help. I had been diagnosed when I was 13 with severe manic depressive disorder. Then, right after my diagnosis, my parents moved me away from my school, claiming it was all in my head and a change of scenery would help. They were wrong, of course, that isn’t how it works. My symptoms didn’t fade despite moving from Maine to California within weeks of my diagnosis. I have lived here in Cali ever since, and I am currently 19 years old.

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Maintaining a Balance During a Dual Diagnosis

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When you are facing a dual diagnosis, you must learn to maintain a balance between both sets of treatment. Ideally, you should go to a high-end luxury rehab where you are going to be able to have one treatment plan that incorporates both issues into the plan you and your counselor come up with. You must make sure that you get both parts of your dual diagnosis treated properly before you head home, or you are going to wind up a prime candidate for a relapse.

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Learn to Eat After an Addiction

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After my addiction to diet pills, I had to learn to eat all over again. I was afraid with each bite I took that I would get fat. I wanted to be thin, and was willing to risk my own health to get there. I had been taking pills for years to get skinnier, until they finally took a heavy toll on my heart. Since entering rehab, I have had to figure out ways of getting my body back to being healthy, while dealing with the imperfections in my own body image. It has been a slow process, but I am moving forward.

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