a doctor explains what is dual diagnosis

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term you often hear when looking into drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It’s an important concept to understand, too, because many of those who need treatment for addiction have a co-occurring mental health disorder. If you don’t treat both conditions at once, the addiction treatment may be less effective. However, a…

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Co-occurring disorder diagnoses have been steadily on the rise in the United States over recent years. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 47.6 million Americans struggle with at least one mental health disorder. Sadly, approximately 9.2 million of those people also live with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. If you’ve…