How Big a Role Does Mental Health Treatment Play During Rehab?


A 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 7.9 million people in the United States suffer from both an addiction and a mental health condition and that more than half of those people are men. The clinical term for someone who struggles with both addiction and mental health issues is ‘dual diagnosis’. Dual diagnosis is so common that many mental health clinics now routinely use addiction screening tools to check for the co-occurring mental health condition. Mental health treatment plays a vital role during rehab, and planning for continuing outpatient treatment is also crucial. Co-occurring addiction and […]