What are Co-Occurring Disorders & Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe the coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. These types of conditions usually occur together, hence the name co-occurring disorders. One reinforces and worsens the other.
Common risk factors, including genetics, stress, and trauma, contribute to both substance abuse disorders and mental health disorders. At our facility, we treat co-occurring disorders at the same time.