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Study Says Legal Marijuana Encourages Teens to Smoke—Suncoast Rehab
Florida drug treatment center Suncoast Rehabilitation Center says that the legalization of recreational marijuana has created a society in which drug use is viewed nonchalantly by young adults—a trend largely to blame for the expected increase in …
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Florida lawmakers lagging in pledge to prevent more child deaths
Neither the governor nor legislators have proposed any significant increases in funding for a host of services designed to help unfit parents, such as drug treatment, mental health counseling, domestic violence services or anger management classes …
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After Miss. prison fight, monitors call for change
Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents. The documents, filed by monitors …
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Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center: Public Seminar on Adipose Derived Stem Cells
The Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center, located in Irvine, California, announces a free public seminar on the use of stem cells for various degenerative and inflammatory conditions. They will be provided by Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, Surgeon-in-Chief. The …
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Two Calif. hospital nurses stabbed with knife and a pencil in unrelated crimes
Carnalla was taken into custody at the hospital on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. A knife was recovered at the scene, the news release said. The nurse was taken to a trauma center for treatment and is in critical condition. It's unlikely the …
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St. Mary, CSULB partner for only mental health trauma recovery center in
Cammie Shibata, left, and Dr. Bita Ghafoori at the opening of the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center at St. Mary Medical Center. The center is the only program that offers no-cost therapy for crime victims in southern California. Beatriz Valenzuela …
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Chris Brown on trial in DC: Bodyguard set to defend singer
He was sent to jail on March 14 after he was kicked out of the second rehab program for rules violations. The judge said he was concerned about a "provocative" statement counselors said Brown wrote on a card at the Malibu rehab center. "I am good at …
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Lindsay Lohan Sex List Mercifully Short
Despite Lohan's 90 day stretch in rehab, which started in the Betty Ford Clinic and ended in a Malibu facility after complaining that the Ford rehab center took away her Adderall medication, she still seems dangerously close to falling of that wagon …
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Paradigm Malibu Wins Second Consecutive Award for Teen Mental Health
For the second year running, mental health treatment center Paradigm Malibu received recognition as the Best Residential Treatment Program for Adolescents. Awarded by not-for-profit organization Teen Help …. We encourage you to explore our site and …
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Panel studies options for Suffolk drug treatment facilities
Perhaps one of the biggest problems the panel faces, she said, is how to address the number of people going to jail for substance abuse. Since existing treatment facilities have no room to take in patients, they are sent to hospitals like Stony Brook …
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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment
Of the 23.1 million Americans who needed treatment for drugs or alcohol in 2012, only 2.5 million people received aid at a specialty facility, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Heroin addicts are a …
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Columbus Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces New Long-Term Residential
A new long-term residential treatment program for individuals seeking relief from drug addiction is now available through Columbus Alcohol Drug Rehab. Residential treatment allows a person time to heal from the ravages of abusing drugs like Ecstasy, …

Heroin Addicts Face Barriers To Treatment
Of the 23.1 million Americans who needed treatment for drugs or alcohol in 2012, only 2.5 million people received aid at a specialty facility, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Heroin addicts are a …
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Bipolar disorder is often called “manic depression”. Even though over 5 million Americans suffer from this condition, it is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Public perception is that bipolar disorder is a seriously debilitating disease. Many people fear that they will be committed to treatment or an asylum because the disorder cannot be controlled. Fortunately, this is not the case with bipolar disorder. When individuals are diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, professional health treatment centers can help those with bipolar disorder to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

There are certain criteria for diagnosing bipolar disorder and it consists of episodes of mania. When this occurs, there are hugely elevated levels of energy that occur within thought and behavior. Most often, this also occurs with episodes of severe depression. Its not unusual for an individual to suffer from bipolar disorder to also have mania and depression. This is known as being in a mixed state.
Many people dont know that there is no one biological test that can be used to diagnosis bipolar disorder. Although patients have been studied, there is no one common link among the patients that specifically leads to bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed as other ailments, such as schizophrenia. Patients receive the wrong mental illness treatment as a result. At other times, the symptoms are so mild that the individual may go undiagnosed and unaware of their disorder for years.

This isnt to say that bipolar disorder is harmless if untreated. In some severe cases, individuals may attempt suicide during depressive episodes. They can also exhibit dangerous behavior towards others even if it isnt normally part of their character. Violent behavior often rises from delusions and hallucinations. Substance abuse can also be a contributing factor to bipolar disorder. This is a complex illness and dual diagnosis treatment centers have effective treatment programs.
Generally, its a good idea to get professional help as soon as symptoms are recognized. Mood abnormality can be extreme and unpredictable. Like other mental illnesses, bipolar disorder is easier to treat if it is caught early on.

Sovereign Health of California is a center for dual diagnosis that specializes in helping manage mental health illnesses.

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