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What are Co-occurring Disorders

Substance abuse presents enormous challenges. Sometimes, mental health issues such as anxiety or depression magnify those challenges. Science has a name for this: “co-occurring disorders.” But what are co-occurring disorders? And how do you successfully get treatment for them? Also known as “dual-diagnosis” disorders, co-occurring disorders are very common. For reasons doctors are just now…