Discovering Hope: The Intersection of Schizoaffective Disorder and Addiction

Did you know that individuals diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder face an increased risk of encountering substance abuse and addiction? This complex relationship between addiction and mental health emphasizes the importance of specialized care and treatment options tailored to address both aspects simultaneously. Groundbreaking Research on Dual Diagnosis A groundbreaking study by Winklbaur et al. (2006),…

Unveiling the Connection: Marijuana-Induced Psychosis and Dual Diagnosis Treatment 

In recent years, the debate surrounding the potential link between marijuana use and mental health issues, particularly schizophrenia, has gained significant attention. A groundbreaking Danish study has shed light on the connection between marijuana and psychosis, emphasizing the need for specialized treatment centers that understand the complexities of dual diagnosis. One such facility leading the…

Clozapine: A Gold Standard Approach in Schizophrenia Treatment at Viewpoint – A Leading Residential Treatment Center for Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder, a complex mental health condition that shares features of schizophrenia and mood disorders, presents unique challenges in treatment. Among various medications, Clozapine stands out, particularly for treatment-resistant cases often seen in residential treatment centers for schizoaffective disorder. However, Clozapine’s use comes with FDA-mandated guidelines, necessitating experienced mental health professionals, a standard at facilities…

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Benefits of Family Counseling for Addiction & Mental Health

When addiction takes hold, its effects impact not just the individual who’s dealing with addiction but also their family and friends. While loved ones and family members may genuinely care and want to offer support, addiction and its symptoms can often be misunderstood. However, everyone can learn, and family therapy can be a life-changing option…

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Does Clozapine Treat Schizoaffective Disorder?

For a person struggling with schizoaffective disorder, having the right access to treatment is critical to reclaiming health and building stability. Finding the right type of treatment for this mental health disorder is often complex because different solutions work for different people. For some, Clozapine may be a solution. Most people with this condition benefit…

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Tips to Help You Maintain Recovery

After completing an outpatient mental health treatment program, most people want to maintain their recovery. This goal can be made a reality with careful planning and support. It can be easy to feel like finishing treatment will be the end of having to think about psychological recovery; however, it is only the beginning. Although it…

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Alcoholism and Loneliness

Alcohol addiction affects more than 14 million adults worldwide. We know that addiction is a medical condition that often requires both medical and psychological intervention. We also know that it can be the result of attempting to cope with a mental health condition like depression, bipolar, anxiety, or schizoaffective disorder. Many people who are dealing…

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Learning that you or a loved one is dealing with dependence on a dangerous substance can be one of the scariest moments in one’s life. Feelings of powerlessness, confusion, fear, desperation, and panic may seem overwhelming. These feelings will pass, though, and as you learn more about what options are available for recovery and healing,…

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Addressing Functioning Depression

Some individuals who struggle with depression are able to function in their everyday lives for months or even years. Functional depression can be difficult to diagnose, especially when the coping mechanisms developed don’t appear to impact everyday functioning. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we find that many individuals struggling with depression turn to self-medication for…