A co-occurring disorder is a linguistic term that defines a situation involving a mental health condition as well as substance abuse disorders. The terms co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis, and comorbid are often used interchangeably.
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What Is The Difference Between Comorbid And Co-Occurring?
How Common Are Co-Occurring Disorders?
Co-Occurring Disorders Symptoms
Common Co-Occurring Disorders
Depression and Alcohol Addiction
Eating Disorder and Cocaine Addiction
Eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia, are more common in people who need addiction treatments. According to Vertava Health, 22% of people diagnosed with an eating disorder also met the criteria for substance abuse, including cocaine addiction.
As a stimulant and appetite suppressant, consuming cocaine can be extremely harmful to an individual diagnosed with an eating disorder. The drug changes your metabolism, and some of the adverse effects associated with regular cocaine use include rapid weight loss, lowered appetite, and increased energy levels.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Heroin Addiction
Anxiety and Prescription Drug Addiction
ADHD and Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana is among the most abused drug globally, coming third after alcohol and tobacco abuse. Adults diagnosed with ADHD are more likely to engage in substance abuse. According to the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions in the United States, individuals with ADHD are two or three times more likely to use marijuana than those without the condition. 4
What is a Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Program?
Integrated Treatment Criteria
Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment at Ripple Ranch Recovery
Ripple Ranch Recovery offers an evidence-based approach to co-occurring disorders treatments allowing us to screen, diagnose, and deliver integrated care to patients suffering from co-occurring disorders.
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