When a patient presents with symptoms of both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder, they are living with a Dual Diagnosis. The pair of issues can be comprised of any combination (e.g., alcoholism and depression, painkiller dependence and anxiety disorder, marijuana addiction and bipolar disorder, etc.) and in most cases, the symptoms and issues related to one can worsen the issues of the other.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) regularly publishes studies exploring different causes, effects, and treatment options related to Dual Diagnosis. Some of the facts and stats they have found include:
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