How to Make Your Family Work

Lately several families have inquired how to help their families work. By work they are asking how to have a well-adjusted, healthy family. Many people in today’s modern world want to know how to deal with blended families, divorced families, one parent families, or families of different faiths, to name just a few examples. These

Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders: How Common is it?

Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders: How Common is it? Recent research into co-occurring substance abuse and eating disorders shows that almost 50% of people with eating disorders are also abusing drugs or alcohol. They may be abusing prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines, such as diet pills. Often, symptoms of the two disorders are not

The Common Ground between Eating Disorders and Addiction

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The Common Ground between Eating Disorders and Addiction The correlation between eating disorders and addiction has been thoroughly studied, but what is it that makes the connection so strong? Research has shown that nearly 50% of individuals with an eating disorder also struggle with drug and/or alcohol abuse, with higher rates of death for both

Coping with a Dual Diagnosis

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Coping with a Dual Diagnosis You weren’t like other addicts you knew. Your situation seemed more complicated than others. You didn’t drink because you liked to drink or get high because you simply liked getting high. Something else was fueling your drinking and drug use. You struggled with depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, extreme changes in