Addiction and co-occurring disorders

Alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction constitute major health and safety concerns. For people struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, physical safety and overall health risks are greater. Treatment is proven to be effective, but very few who need it have access to and receive care.



  • By i-forgot · Posted March 24, 2014
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  • Hello. UUUmm, I am new to this online thing, yet feel better reading some of your posts, and those on the Red Hot Mamas as don't feel so alone. (Well, God is my constant companion, but I tend to forget ...

freer at last

  • By IRespectYou · New reply December 22, 2013
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  • Recognizing how little real freedom I actually have, I want to confess my dependencies. I say “confess” because the word works and because I feel guilt; maybe each of these things is a god to me. I want ...

Smoking Cessation is good for your health

  • By snursegrey · Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Cigarette smoking causes health problems like cancer, heart disease and stroke. Choose exercise, eating healthy, prayer, art and journaling to help manage stress. Some medicines you take do not work well ...


  • By dannilee · New reply October 6, 2013
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  • I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is January 21 2012. I have a sponsor I try to go to meetings but its getting hard because of being in the nursing home for ehlers danlos. I need support. I call my ...


  • By jess_lo · New reply August 5, 2013
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  • Well this is the first time I've ever wrote anything and i just need some opinions.. Before i feel like im going crazy. I have met the love of my life and i know it there's no if ands or buts about it ...


  • By caringperson · New reply June 27, 2013
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  • I don't take from my family or friends but get me in a store and its a kid in a candy store. I go through sperts. Sometimes i can walk into a store and KNOW that i'm gonna take somethin and other times ...

Am I an addict or am I mental I'll??????

  • By Mollyoryan · New reply June 17, 2013
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  • Ok. In my early 30s I was finally diagnosed with bipolar and severe depression. After 18 months of trying different combinations of medications I ended up going to a 30 day rehab. I am having second thoughts ...

Can't sleep at night and I'm exhausted all day.

  • By Mollyoryan · New reply June 6, 2013
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  • I'm bipolar, depressed have anxiety and apparently an addition problem. I have taken sleeping pills like ambien before and always would abuse them so I'm worried to start taking them again. But I have ...

Geoden addiction

  • By asfastaslight · New reply March 13, 2012
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  • I have tourtettes sydrome and I have tried every medicine known to man to treat for it. I built up immunity to all of these pills when I take them nothing happens basically. I started taking this and ...

Help with an addicted nephew

  • By Carol-lalala · New reply December 18, 2011
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  • I have a nephew who's addicted to heroin. He's 43 yrs old. He's been addicted for 5+ yrs. He's in jail right now, so he's off the heroin and plans to stay off. He wants to come to my house when he's released ...

Cross-Addicted, functionally mentally ill person

  • By Catlady62 · New reply December 11, 2011
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  • Hi I just joined and thought I would introduce myself and my mental disorders. I have been dx with Major Depressive disorder, anxiety d/o, panic attack, OCD, Agoraphobia and many many health issues to ...

Sexual Addiction

  • By briandbsa · New reply October 27, 2011
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  • Has anyone else ever had a "sexual addiction" however minor or major that they've dealt with or are dealing with? I went to the book store last night and bought a book "Every Man's Battle" to get further ...


  • By trizila · New reply October 7, 2011
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  • how to help them do away with this addiction ...

son needs friend

  • By elynne · New reply July 6, 2011
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  • Hi, my son suffers with bi-polar and alcoholism and is presently in co.jail for crimes he did while in a panic mode. I was wondering if anyone might be willing to correspond with him since all of his ...

Treatment for Alcoholism?

  • By solzeyejewels · New reply December 20, 2010
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  • Two reasons for this posting. The first, I need to vent, and the second is I have a question for both experts and people in recovery. My landlord, an old friend from High School, is a severe alcoholic ...

Domestic Violence

  • By Billboutin · New reply October 4, 2010
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  • I've just been made aware that this is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so I started thinking of the history of domestic violence in my own family. My Dad was an alcoholic, and I remember him beating ...

treatment vs incarceration

  • By jhitchman · New reply October 2, 2010
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  • How can we change the system? Is it right to send sick people to jail? Who do we turn to for help ...

Methadone Treatment

  • By jhitchman · Posted August 14, 2010
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  • I would like to learn more about methadone treatment; health issues, success rate and experiences ...

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