Nearly half of all people who struggle with a substance abuse disorder including addiction or alcoholism also have a mental health disorder. When you have a co-occurring disorder, you have both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder. A dual diagnosis treatment center specializes in providing programs for those that have a co-occurring disorder because it is essential to treat both to recover.
Millions of Americans battle addiction each year. Addiction is a chronic mental health disease that continues to worsen until you seek treatment. During addiction, your tolerance to drugs and alcohol greatly increases. Increased tolerance forces you to use more to feel the same pleasurable effects, which can become a significant financial burden.