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What if I Recover from my Addiction and my Friends Don’t?

Keep in mind that your recovery from Borderline and Personality Disorder and substance abuse is your goal, and your health comes first. Social support can play a big part in that, but should not be a crutch.

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Common Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder

Of the 6 million people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, nearly 70 percent abuse drugs and alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate.

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Final Public Comment for DSM-V Now Open

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is giving the public until June 15 to submit their final comments on the draft fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

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New Book Provides Support for Dual Diagnosis of BPD, Addiction

Drawing on her own experience as someone diagnosed with BPD and alcohol addiction, Amy Allison published a meditation book that focuses on the needs, concerns, and questions faced by someone looking for dual diagnosis treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and an addiction.

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The Integrated Treatment Approach for Dual Diagnosis

With integrated dual diagnosis treatment, the psychiatric disorder and the drug or alcohol addiction are treated at the same time in a series of phases that are meant to help the patient find new ways of coping with their psychiatric disorder that don’t involve abusing substances.

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Drug Abuse

It’s not uncommon for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to develop a drug addiction. People with BPD often develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol as a way to help them feel in control of their BPD symptoms, such as impulsivity and poor emotional regulation

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Why a Women’s Treatment Center May Be Just What You Need

The causes of psychiatric disorders and addictions and the way women experience them are usually very different from how the disorders manifest in men. Because of that, it is often more beneficial for women to receive gender-specific treatment.

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How to Know if Your Child Is Being Bullied

Your teen won’t always tell you that they are being bullied because they may be too embarrassed or afraid. Depending on how much a kid is being bullied and how long it has continued, bullying can result in your child developing depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or substance abuse. Unless you know what to keep an eye out for, you may have no idea that your child is suffering in silence.

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The 5 Most Common Co-occurring Conditions with BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex mental illness that is often difficult to diagnose because it generally co-occurs with other disorders. These other disorders can mask the symptoms of BPD, often leaving the underlying BPD untreated.

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What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme emotional and psychological distress. People who are diagnosed with BPD have difficulty controlling their moods and emotions, and often have ongoing problems with interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior.

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