Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-Occurring Disorders

Previously called “dual-diagnosis,” a co-occurring disorder is when one has a substance use disorder that is present with other mental health disorders. Often there is a connection between addiction and mental health disorders, with approximately 40% of adults with addictive disorders have a co-occurring disorder1.  Our Co-Occurring Disorders Group helps our clients understand the link between a mental health disorders, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and the way that they sought substances to treat the symptoms of those disorders. The group also educates clients about the importance of medication compliance and its role in relapse prevention.