Understanding Dual-Diagnosis


Every day, over twenty-one million individuals in the United States face the challenges of addiction. For many of these individuals, addiction is accompanied by one or more mental health conditions. Similarly, those diagnosed (or undiagnosed) with mental health conditions often struggle with substance abuse.

In fact, studies indicate that up to half of individuals seeking treatment for mental illness also require assistance for substance use disorders. Known as co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis, these conditions are often intertwined or share common underlying factors.

However, it remains unclear whether one condition causes the other. Prolonged battles with mental health or substance abuse can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms and the development of new or exacerbated symptoms.

Consequently, it is crucial for individuals to seek effective dual diagnosis treatment at Radius Recovery.