A Dual Diagnosis in addiction treatment, also known as a co-occurring disorder, is a term used to describe someone who suffers from two separate but interrelated conditions.
One of the conditions composing the dual diagnosis is a substance use disorder – drug addiction or alcoholism. The other condition is a mental health issue, for instance depression, bipolar disorder or severe anxiety.
Either the substance abuse disorder or the mental health issue can develop first. Because they are two separate disorders, they must be addressed individually but with knowledge that they are strongly related.
The treatment plan for someone with a Dual Diagnosis should be much different that that for someone who is solely an addict or alcoholic.
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