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Co-occurring disorder

Co-Occurring Disorders

Formerly known as a dual diagnosis or a dual disorder, co-occurring disorders refer to the presence of a mental illness, personality disorder, or addiction alongside a substance abuse disorder. The term may also refer to separate, but co-existing disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and depression.

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Study drug use

Ritalin

Ritalin is brand name of methylphenidate, an amphetamine that is also sold under the names Aptensio, Concerta, Cotempla, Metadate, Methylin, QuilliChew, and Quillivant. Common street names include “kibbles and bits” or “pineapple.”

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Inpatient therapy

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation provides around-the-clock clinical and psychological support, allowing a person suffering from addiction to focus on recovery by removing the distractions of day-to-day life.

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Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is a life-threatening eating disorder characterized by binge-eating a large amount of food, usually in a small time frame, followed by extreme measures to prevent weight gain.

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Bath salts

Bath Salts

“Bath salts” refers to synthetic cathinone, a lab-grown substance that is based on a naturally occurring chemical found in the khat plant. (Despite their name, bath salts are not misused Epsom salts.)

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Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa, often simply called “anorexia,” is an eating disorder characterized by distorted body image and an intense fear of gaining weight.

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Xanax

Xanax

Xanax is the brand name of a prescription drug called alprazolam, which reduces anxiety in clients by increasing activity of the brain’s “calm-inducing” neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

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Substance abuse counseling

Substance Abuse Counseling

For those who struggle with drug addiction, detoxing is only the beginning of the recovery process. Clients must also learn to cope with stress, manage symptoms of co-occurring disorders, and develop healthy relationships. Substance abuse counseling can help with this phase of drug addiction recovery.

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Oxycontin

OxyContin

OxyContin is a schedule II opiate only available by prescription. It is used in the treatment of severe pain. It is taken orally and can either be an immediate or extended release tablet.

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