There’s clearly a connection between Substance Use Disorder & mental health illnesses, and any number of combinations can develop, each with its own set of unique causes and symptoms, as well as its own appropriate intervention.

The high prevalence of comorbidity between drug use disorders and other mental illnesses does not mean that one caused the other, even if one appeared first.

One of the hardest things about living with a mental illness or an addiction is contending with other people’s stigma towards them — which often includes navigating other people’s wildly inaccurate assumptions.

mental-health-substance-misuse-infographic - Addicaid

 

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