According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 37 percent of individuals with alcoholism and 53 percent of individuals with drug addiction have at least one serious mental illness. The term Co-Occurring disorders, previously known as Dual Diagnosis, refers specifically to when a person is dealing with both mental health and addiction issues at the same time. For some individuals, there is more than one mental health issue, like depression and anxiety, to deal with. For others, there is more than one addiction, like both alcohol and an illegal drug, to deal with.
It is not possible to accurately determine if an individual is dealing with a dual diagnosis situation unless and until the addiction has been addressed.
Generally, the diagnostic process is as follows:
Once the co-occurring disorders are addressed, an individual can receive treatment for both conditions at the same time in the same place. Northeast Addictions Treatment Center treats co-occurring disorders by:
Knowing what to expect from your co-occurring treatment plan is security, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with our approach.
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