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Understanding Dual Diagnosis

Posted on: November 1, 2019 by in Heroin Treatment
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What is dual diagnosis? Doctors use the term dual diagnosis when a patient has a mental illness (depression or bipolar disorder, for example) and a substance abuse addiction. The patient has two separate, co-occurring illnesses and will need a treatment plan for each. In the case of dual diagnosis, either disorder (substance abuse or mental illness) can develop first. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S. adults experienced both mental illness and a Continue Reading ...