Mental Health And Addiction – Why The Two Often Go Hand In Hand

Many people diagnosed with a substance use disorder (an addiction) also suffer from a co-occurring mental health or behavioural disorders. This is known as a “dual diagnosis”. Individuals with a dual diagnosis require an integrated treatment plan that addresses both disorders as interconnected health issues simultaneously.

According to a recent study, approximately 80% people with an addiction also have one or more co-occurring mental health conditions among other physical health conditions too.