Mental Health Treatment
When you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, it is called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism, or drug addiction is never easy, and it’s even more difficult when you’re also struggling with mental health problems.
There are a few mental health and behavioural disorders that repeatedly present themselves alongside addiction. Oftentimes, these disorders are the underlying cause of addiction. That’s why it’s important to never ignore the symptoms of mental health or behavioural disorder when it comes to a person’s long-term addiction recovery plan.