About Co-Occurring Disorders
Mental health and substance use conditions often co-occur. In other words, individuals with substance use conditions often have a mental health condition at the same time and vice versa.
- Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders.
- Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions.
- 55.8 percent receive no treatment at all.
Integrated treatment works
Integrated treatment or treatment that addresses mental health and substance use conditions at the same time is associated with lower costs and better outcomes such as:
- Reduced substance use
- Improved psychiatric symptoms and functioning
- Decreased hospitalization
- Increased housing stability
- Fewer arrests
- Improved quality of life
COD = Co-Occurring Disorders
Studies have shown that 55-65% of all clients who begin Mental Health treatment have a co-occurring disorder. Moreover, 65-75% of clients entering Drug and Alcohol treatment have a co-occurring disorder. In both circumstances, this may be a diagnosed or undiagnosed pre-
At Familylinks, our approach is to make every attempt to treat the whole person, so it doesn’t matter which “door” the client enters our treatment facilities: Outpatient Mental Health or Drug & Alcohol Outpatient. If you need treatment for both mental health and substance abuse, we will do our best to see to it that you receive both.
We want to help the whole person, and do our best to meet all of their therapeutic needs. Our staff is committed to meeting the therapeutic needs of our clients. Our goal is for you to receive appropriate treatment for the complex issues that brought you to our door in the first place.
Familylinks heartily endorses SAMHSA’s definition of Recovery.
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
Let us help.