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.
Understanding the damage we have caused to our bodies through continual abuse by substances undoubtedly takes a toll on our bodies generally, but our brains the most!
Knowing what damage is done and how to undo that damage is vital information if you want to succeed in long-term recovery and abstinence from substances.
All you need to know is here, in this article.