Co-occurring disorders are mental and behavioral health issues that are most likely at the root of drug and alcohol addiction problems. These are often tied to the main relapse triggers that cause long-term addiction. Many time individuals are completely unaware of many of these debilitating mental health issues.
Co-occurring disorders can be any combination of various mental health issues that are outlined below. The addiction and the co-occurring disorder exacerbate each other. It’s impossible to determine whether the symptoms are from one or the other. For example, an individual may attempt to escape depression due to a mood disorder by taking prescribed painkillers or using an opiate. In this situation they will quickly find the poor solution of injecting heroin will not alleviate the symptoms they are experiencing from their personality or mood disorder.
At Recovery Bay we a extremely focused on treating co-occurring disorders. Our experienced physicians and credentialed therapists clearly understand the critical relationship that co-occurring disorders play with drug and alcohol addiction. IT’s paramount that these issues get exposed and are dealt with in a clinical setting.