Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers for Veterans & Military

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What does it mean to have a dual diagnosis?

If you’re around the circles of substance abuse and mental health, you probably hear the term “dual diagnosis” every so often. Essentially, the meaning of dual diagnosis is when someone struggles with both a mental health disorder and substance abuse problems

What is the treatment for people with dual diagnosis?
If you meet the diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder (depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, a personality disorder, etc.) and for an addictive disorder (alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction or another behavioral addiction), you may be classified as a Dual

What is a co occurring disorder?
People who have substance use disorders as well as mental health disorders are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders, or dual disorders. This is also sometimes called a dual diagnosis.

What is dual recovery?
Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is a Fellowship of men & women who meet to support each other in our common recovery from two No-Fault illnesses: an emotional or psychiatric illness and chemical dependency. … A desire to manage our emotional or psychiatric illness in a healthy and constructive way.

How many addicts have mental illness?
According to reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse. 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness.

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