A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to a person’s inability to control their use of substances such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe, with addiction being the most severe form of SUDs.
Researchers have found that about half of individuals who experience a SUD during their lives will also experience a co-occurring mental disorder and vice versa. Co-occurring disorders can include anxiety disorders, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and schizophrenia, among others. For more information, please see the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders Research Report.
While SUDs and other mental disorders commonly co-occur, that does not mean that one caused the other. Research suggests three possibilities that could explain why SUDs and other mental disorders may occur together:
Generally, it is better to treat the SUD and the co-occurring mental disorders together rather than separately. Thus, people seeking help for a SUD and other mental disorders need to be evaluated by a health care provider for each disorder. Because it can be challenging to make an accurate diagnosis due to overlapping symptoms, the provider should use comprehensive assessment tools to reduce the chance of a missed diagnosis and provide targeted treatment.
It also is essential that treatment, which may include behavioral therapies and medications, be tailored to an individual’s specific combination of disorders and symptoms, the person’s age, the misused substance, and the specific mental disorder(s). Talk to your health care provider to determine what treatment may be best for you and give the treatment time to work.
Research has found several behavioral therapies that have promise for treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Health care providers may recommend behavioral therapies alone or in combination with medications.
Some examples of effective behavioral therapies for adults with SUDs and different co-occurring mental disorders include the following:
Behavioral Therapies for Children and Adolescents
Some effective behavioral treatments for children and adolescents include:
Effective medications exist for treating opioid, alcohol, and nicotine addiction and lessening the symptoms of many other mental disorders. Some medications may be useful in treating multiple disorders. For more information on behavioral treatments and medications for SUDs, visit NIDA’s Drug Facts and Treatment pages and treatment for mental disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Health Topics page.
Voter Registration NY State Election date General election – Nov 3 Registration deadline Oct 9 Absentee voter deadlines Application by mail – Oct 27 Application in person – Nov 2 Submission by mail – Nov 2 Submission in person – Nov 2 Early voting Begins – Oct 24 Ends – Nov 1 https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-03252
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Date of election 11/3/2020
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There is a sound Da Hill makes, it is low and full of color, vibrant and bold. The sense of family fills the as soon as you turn up St. Nicholas Ave. and 127th Street traveling west. You can feel the energy and the love but only if you come in peace. Da Hill is also know as (aka) the Wild Wild West, made popular by our resident own Kool Mo Dee.
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There is a sound Da Hill makes, it is low and full of color, vibrant and bold. The sense of family fills the as soon as you turn up St. Nicholas Ave. and 127th Street traveling west. You can feel the energy and the love but only if you come in peace. Da Hill is also know as (aka) the Wild Wild West, made popular by our resident own Kool Mo Dee. More…