Substance Abuse And Mental Disorders Often Go Hand-In-Hand. What's The Status Of Good Treatment?

Huffington Post, Jeanene Swanson, February 21, 2014

"Statistics don’t lie: co-occurring mental disorders and addiction - also called dual diagnosis - go hand in hand. In fact, according to several long-standing epidemiological studies, 50% of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. That’s a harrowing 8.9 million adults, with only 7.4% of individuals receiving treatment for both conditions, this according to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)."

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