The term “co-occurring disorders” may not be familiar to you, but it simply refers to substance abuse or dependence and a mental disorder occurring together. It might also be referred to as a dual diagnosis. Anywhere from 20-50% of clients in mental health settings have a co-occurring substance use issue, according to research by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other studies suggest that up to 90% of those with a substance abuse disorder also have at least one co-occurring mental health disorder, whether diagnosed or not.
Are you concerned that you or a loved one may need dual diagnosis treatment? Read on to find out more about co-occurring disorders and determine if The Meadows Malibu is the right option for your situation.