Dual Diagnosis and Addiction Treatment
Every year, millions of people around the world suffer from substance abuse disorder (SUD). Unfortunately, many of them also suffer from co-occurring mental health issues, the effects of trauma, and other health concerns. The National Survey on Drug Use & Health revealed that more than 9 million US adults experienced mental issues and substance abuse disorder simultaneously in 2018. Until the 1990s, people with mental health and substance abuse issues typically received treatment for one condition at a time. Today, individuals with SUD alongside co-occurring mental health issues receive a dual diagnosis.