“Co-occurring” is a medical word that means you have a drug and/or alcohol problem along with a mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression.
Having multiple problems is much more complicated to treat than a single one, but there is specialized dual diagnosis treatment for those with co-occurring disorders. Research has shown that 6 out of 10 people being treated for a substance abuse problem also have a mental health issue. You aren’t alone!
Some people use drugs or alcohol to help them control the symptoms of a psychological problem. For others, the addiction led to anxiety or depression. What about you? Which problem seemed to appear first?
Some of the most common co-occurring disorders?
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Bi-polar disorder (severe mood swings)
• Eating disorders
Can I really overcome my dual diagnosis problem?
Yes, with specialized dual diagnosis treatment you have an infinitely better chance of recovery.
Ineffective treatment programs ignore the fact that you have multiple problems. If only the addiction is addressed, the anxiety is still there, and can lead back to addiction. If only the anxiety is addressed, the dependence on drugs or alcohol won’t just disappear. Co-occurring disorders must be addressed and treated at the same time! Your best chance for long-term recovery is through dual diagnosis rehab.
You need all problems addressed at the same time, not one-at-a-time. You will be working on your individual problems at your own individual pace. Dual diagnosis rehab is crucial, and we can help you identify the most effective program for you.
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