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How Mental Health Disorders are Treated in Addiction Recovery

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, there is a definite connection between mental health concerns and substance abuse. Eliminating drug or alcohol dependence is a major achievement, and mental health treatment through counselling is one of the most effective ways to prevent the occurrence of relapse. Forms of psychotherapy such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), family counselling, and other...

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How Are Concurrent Mental Health Disorders Diagnosed?

Concurrent disorders is an umbrella term used to identify co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns. People with a mental illness are twice as likely to have a substance use concern compared to the general population. Adding to that, 20% of individuals with a mental health concern experience a concurrent substance use issue. For individuals with schizophrenia, the percentage may be...

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Why Co-Occurring Disorders Can Be Challenging to Treat

Addiction can exist alongside mental health concerns. When this happens, the combination is known as a co-occurring disorder or a concurrent disorder. When this occurs, a subsequent treatment plan is carefully prepared in conjunction with addiction treatment. There can oftentimes be challenges in the execution of co-occurring disorder treatment due to the complexities and risk factors that are present in...

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