Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get help for my substance abuse issue and mental health condition?
Roughly 50% of people living with a mental health condition also have a problem with substance abuse. This creates a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Participating in treatment for both at the same time can lead to a more sustained recovery.
Our Dual Diagnosis page has information on symptoms, treatment, self-help information and support groups. To help you locate treatment, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a 24/7 Helpline with national treatment referrals to programs that specialize in helping people with a dual diagnosis recover. They can be reached at 800-662-HELP (4357).
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