Co-Occurring
Disorders

Common examples of co-occurring disorders include the combinations of major depression with substance abuse.

The term co-occurring disorders replaces the terms dual disorder or dual diagnosis. These latter terms, though used commonly to refer to the combination of substance use and mental disorders, are confusing in that they also refer to other combinations of disorders (such as mental disorders and mental retardation).

Common examples of co-occurring disorders include the combinations of major depression with cocaine addiction, alcohol addiction with panic disorder, alcoholism and polydrug addiction with schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder with episodic polydrug abuse. Although the focus of this is on dual disorders, some patients have more than two disorders. The principles that apply to dual disorders generally apply also to multiple disorders. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is they have both a mental and substance use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions with 55.8 percent receiving no treatment at all.

Integrated treatment works

Integrated treatment or treatment that addresses mental health and addiction conditions at the same time is associated with lower costs and better outcomes such as:

• Reduced substance use
• Improved psychiatric symptoms and functioning
• Decreased hospitalization
• Increased housing stability
• Fewer arrests
• Improved quality of life

With the help of a treatment team and a treatment plan, there is hope for recovery. With hard work and dedication, anything is achievable. The first step is identifying the problem. Taking the proper steps, whether it’s reaching out, or digging deep within oneself can help a person take control of their life once again. Learn more about treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders.

Rapid Detox

The journey toward recovery from opioids starts with detox. Eliminating drugs from your body initiates the healing process.

Alcoholism

Understanding symptoms of alcoholism and alcohol use disorder may help you learn whether you need help.

ADHD

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD is a psychiatric behavioral disorder that affects all ages.

Methadone Detox

Methadone is often used to treat substance abuse disorders. However, methadone is an extremely addictive drug.

Heroin Detox

Heroin detox is the first step toward combating a psychological or physical addiction.

Suboxone Detox

Suboxone detox at home can help people ease through withdrawal in a restful, secure environment.

Oxycodone Detox

Oxycodone detox is necessary because you cannot regain equilibrium while the drug is still in your system.

Fentanyl Detox

During the fentanyl detox process, you should be medically supervised. Make sure that you have adequate support.

Prescription Drug Detox

In many cases of prescription drug addiction, you don’t feel as though you can function normally without the substance.

Alcohol Detox

The first step that you need to take to combat your addiction is to go through alcohol detox. A home detox program can help you do this safely.

Mental Health

If you’re struggling with a substance abuse disorder, you should understand how your mental health plays into the battle.

Medically-Assisted Detox

Medical detox enables your body to adjust to the absence of drugs & can ease withdrawal symptoms.

Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder is unique to everyone, our support team confidently address the issues that lead to drug & alcohol abuse.

Opioid Treatment

If you’ve become addicted to opioids and want to stop using them, you’ll probably need to undergo treatment.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Examples of co-occurring disorders include the combinations of depression and substance use disorder.

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