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.…

A person passed out at the bar suffers from alcoholism and depression

Alcoholism and Depression: Can One Cause the Other?

Addiction and mental illness often go together, but you may want to know which one comes first. This can be different for each person depending on their situation, so it’s important to get help for both. Alcoholism and depression are significant issues. However, don’t lose hope. Effective treatment is available. However, you first need to…