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Addiction can take a strong hold over a person, lessening their control over life, as well as make an impact on the lives of those around them. This is especially true when addiction is part of a dual diagnosis. At Connections Wellness Group, we do not want you or your loved ones to suffer due to an addiction. Our specialized treatment programs are designed to address the complexities of addiction, particularly when it coexists with other mental health conditions. 

By offering personalized, comprehensive care, we aim to help individuals break free from the cycle of addiction and achieve lasting recovery. If addiction is impeding on your life or that of a loved one, fill out our online form to learn about the support and mental health services offered at Connections Wellness Group. 

What is Addiction and When is it Time to Seek Help?

Addiction is a chronic condition characterized by the compulsive use of substances or engagement in behaviors, despite the harmful consequences. It can manifest in various forms, including substance use disorders (SUD) involving alcohol, drugs or prescription medications, as well as through behavioral addictions such as gambling or sex and love addiction. Addiction often affects not only the individual but also their relationships, work and health.


Addiction can appear gradually or suddenly, depending on the substance or behavior involved and the individual’s circumstances. Common signs of addiction include:


  • Increased tolerance, needing more of the substance or behavior to achieve the same effect

  • Withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance or engaging in the behavior

  • Inability to control or reduce use, despite wanting to do so

  • Difficulties imagining life without the substance or behavior

  • Neglecting responsibilities and activities previously enjoyed

  • The substance or behavior is your go-to response for relieving stress or anxiety


Recognizing the need for help is a critical step toward recovery. If you or a loved one experiences these signs, it is important to seek professional assistance. This is especially true for individuals who have a family history of mental illness and/or addiction, or if they have experienced trauma that has fueled these issues. Early intervention can prevent further complications and support a healthier, more fulfilling life.


Addiction as a Dual Diagnosis

Many individuals with addiction also suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or PTSD. This is known as a dual diagnosis. Treating addiction in isolation without addressing the underlying mental health issues often leads to relapse, which is why a dual diagnosis approach is essential for effective treatment. At Connections Wellness Group, our experienced, professional team is skilled in treating both addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions for holistic approach to recovery.

Treatment Options for Addiction at Connections Wellness Group

Addiction can affect people in a range of ways and at Connections Wellness Group, our therapists and clinicians work with you to determine the program that best suits your needs. Our programs include various levels of care and therapeutic services to ensure comprehensive support throughout the recovery process. 

Some of the treatments and services that are available in-person and/or as virtual therapy include:


Get Addiction Support from Connections Wellness Group Mental Health Services

Don’t let alcohol, drugs or other substance abuse or behaviors hold you back from the life you deserve. At Connections Wellness Group, we are dedicated to helping you reach recovery with the tools and resources you need to make it last. If you or a family member is facing addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out for professional help. Get support by reaching us online or by phone at (877) 747-4294 to take that first step.