Dual Diagnosis Treatment: The future of addiction treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment
People who live with a substance use disorder often experience co-occurring mental health conditions that can impact their recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 37.9% of people with substance use disorders have a mental health disorder – and 18.2% of people with a mental health disorder have a co-occurring addiction. Dual diagnosis treatment is the best way to treat both disorders simultaneously and can help you achieve a lasting and worthwhile recovery.

Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders
In addiction treatment, co-occurring disorders are the rule – not the exception. Mental health issues and substance use problems are thoroughly interwoven, and many people who are starting the path to addiction recovery may not even be aware of their co-occurring mental health condition.

A co-occurring mental health disorder can happen in one of two ways:

Addiction leads to the development of mental health symptoms
The experience of mental health problems can lead people into addiction