It is not only important but imperative that an individual suffering from co-occurring disorders seeks treatment at a facility that specializes in dual diagnosis to receive the most effective care. Substance abuse disorders and behavioral addictions both qualify as addiction disorders and often co-occur with mental health disorders. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder are twice as likely to develop a substance abuse disorder as those in the general population. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health determined that 8.4 million Americans suffer from both a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder. Unfortunately, only 7.9 percent of these individuals receive treatment for both disorders and a shocking 53.7 percent do not receive any treatment at all.
The Florida Dual Diagnosis Helpline is a great resource that provides individuals with access to professionals who can help them start the journey toward recovery. This includes connected you with those who can provide a proper diagnosis and those who can offer you the treatment you need. If you or your loved one is suffering, do not hesitate. Call us today at 866-367-7631.