Drunkorexia

Drunkorexia: Prevalent, Progressive, and Deadly

What Is Drunkorexia? A few months ago in a blog on dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders, I wrote in passing of a fairly new term called “drunkorexia.” Drunkorexia fits a textbook definition of a dual diagnosis – a substance abuse disorder co-occurring with a mental health disorder – and unfortunately, its prevalence is increasing rapidly.…

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness: An Invaluable Tool for Recovery

It’s Not a Fad A recent opinion written for the Boston Globe was headlined, “Mindfulness is not a fad. Try it.” Now if you are among the many people who think mindfulness is just a trend, that’s totally understandable. Meditation apps, another yoga boom, dating apps for “mindful singles”…it’s almost like “mindfulness” has become today’s…

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