What If I Have More Than One Disorder?


Being diagnosed with a mental health or substance use disorder (SUD) can be overwhelming. It is important to recognize that the prevalence of people that struggle with dual diagnoses exceeds 7.7 million adults annually. Although treatment for dual diagnoses is challenging and complex, it is essential to understand that it is possible to manage and overcome multiple co-occurring conditions. What Is a Dual-Diagnosis Disorder? A person with a dual diagnosis has both a mental health disorder and a co-occurring SUD. Nearly half of people that struggle with a mental health disorder will also experience SUD, or vice versa, at some point [...]