Sometimes, we need help, recommendations and Person-Centered Planning to get to the 'enjoyable' part.
"Co-occurring disorders: When substance abuse is complicated by mental health problems"
In a dual diagnosis, both the mental health issue and the drug or alcohol addiction have their own unique symptoms that may get in the way of your ability to function, handle life’s difficulties, and relate to others. To make the situation more complicated, the co-occurring disorders also affect each other and interact. When a mental health problem goes untreated, the substance abuse problem usually gets worse as well. And when alcohol or drug abuse increases, mental health problems usually increase too.
What comes first: Substance abuse or the mental health problem?
Treatment programs for co-occurring disorders/ dual diagnosis
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers an extensive listing of licensed, certified drug treatment facilities. Similar treatment facilities are also available in other parts of the world. See References and Resources below for links.
Helping a loved one with co-occurring disorders
Resources for veterans with co-occurring disorders/dual diagnosis
References and Resources
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Factsheet: Dual Diagnosis – (Mental Health America)
Dual Diagnosis in Adolescence – (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
In the U.S.:
SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – Provides a searchable database of private and public substance abuse treatment facilities. SAMHSA also operates a helpline: (800) 662-HELP (4357) with help in English and Spanish, or TDD at (800) 487-4889. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Local State Substance Abuse Agency. (SAMHSA)
Dual Recovery Anonymous – Independent, twelve-step, self-help organization for people who are chemically dependent and also affected by a mental health disorder. (Dual Recovery Anonymous)
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Specialized programs can address the unique stresses veterans face.In the U.S.: