Month: September 2019

Comorbidity: When Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Coexist

Mental illness and addiction are all too common in the United States. Around 19.1 percent of all Americans have at least one diagnosed mental health condition; 19.7 percent have a substance use disorder. That’s nearly a fifth of the entire population for each separate condition. These numbers are often startling, especially to people who don’t …

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Understanding the Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an incredible 1 in 5 Americans struggle with a mental health disorder. Given that the population of America sits at around 329 million, at least as of 2019, that’s about 65 million people struggle with this complex issue at any given time. Now, consider addiction statistics. …

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