Find the Root CauseMental Health, Dual-Diagnosis, and Co-Occurring Disorders
Research shows that more than half the people struggling with alcohol and substance use disorders also have at least one additional mental health disorder. The same is true for individuals struggling with a primary mental health diagnosis: a majority also battle alcohol or substance use disorders. Mental health professionals use a variety of terms to describe this phenomenon: depending on the practitioner and treatment center, you’ll see or hear it called co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis, co-morbidity, concurrent disorders or dual disorder diagnosis. When appropriate, Pinnacle Treatment programs address both addiction and mental health disorders with a plan that increases likelihood of recovery from both.