The Link Between Co-Occurring Disorders and Substance Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 6, 2020

Many alcoholics and drug addicts also suffer from a mental health condition. It goes both ways, too—those with severe mental illness often struggle with substance abuse. In fact, national surveys have concluded that roughly half of adults in the U.S. with a psychiatric diagnosis have co-occurring alcoholism or drug addiction. Though there is less data Read More

Common Dual Diagnosis Examples

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 4, 2020

Before diving in, it’s important to answer the question: what is dual diagnosis? When a person has a dual diagnosis, they’re diagnosed with drug or alcohol addiction as well as a mental health condition. Sometimes referred to as “co-occurring disorders” or “comorbidity,” psychological distress and substance abuse often go hand in hand.  As such, treating Read More

What Is a Dual Diagnosis Program?

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 4, 2020

Psychological health and substance use are interconnected, as they both influence our choices, behaviors, and overall well-being. Not every person who drinks alcohol or does drugs has a mental health disorder. However, people suffering from mental illness are more likely to partake in drug or alcohol abuse and develop severe addictions than those who don’t. Read More

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 1, 2020

Many people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol also have a psychological condition. By the same token, a notable portion of those with mental illness struggle with substance abuse. In the medical community, this is referred to as dual diagnosis (or comorbidity), and effectively overcoming both conditions requires co-occurring disorders treatment. Thoroughly evaluating a Read More

What Is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated August 31, 2020

Psychiatric disorders often coincide with alcoholism and drug addiction, and vice versa. Acknowledging this fact is imperative in successfully treating each condition. At Northbound Treatment, we’ve witnessed the positive outcomes of co-occurring disorder treatment for many recovering addicts and strongly believe in its effectiveness. But what is a co-occurring disorder, and what does it mean Read More

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