Lately, evidence-based therapy is trending. And, while we’ve all probably heard of evidence-based therapy for co-occurring treatment of addiction and mental health disorders, what exactly is it? What is Evidence-Based Therapy? Evidence-based therapy, or evidence-based practices (EBP), are treatments that have been either academically or scientifically studied, and which studies have both shown efficacy in.. read more →

Mental health disorders can come in a variety of forms, as can substance use disorders. When they occur together in the same person, medical professionals use the term “co-occurring”, “co-morbid”, or “dual diagnosis”. Many people have co-occurring disorders—in fact, some statistics say that as many as 1 in 5 American adults dealt with a mental.. read more →

Bipolar disorder, once known as “manic depression,” creates an erratic behavioral pattern. Mood shifts can be fast and furious, from the extremes of happiness to the depths of anger or despair. While everyone experiences a wide range of emotions, including some of the extremes, it’s the prevalence and lack of control that characterizes bipolar disorder... read more →

Thirty years ago, ADHD was not the mainstream issue that it is today. Kids might have been hyperactive, and they might not have paid attention in class. As they grew older, behavioral and addiction problems often emerged, which carried over into adulthood. Without a diagnosis, all of the behaviors might merely have been labeled as.. read more →

“Rarely do we see a person with just addiction,” says Barbara Hernandez, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and program director of co-occurring services at Cornerstone Recovery Center. She is referring to the mental health issues that often accompany a person with addiction – and many times can be the catalyst for their abuse. Cornerstone offers.. read more →