Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders

A person who has alcohol or drug problems and emotional/psychiatric problems is said to have co-occurring disorders. To recover fully, the person needs treatment for both problems. Co-occurring disorders are more common than you might think. According to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association:

Learn more about co-occurring disorders through the links below:

A Person-Centered Guide for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders - from the Council on Quality Leadership

Evidence Based Practices: Shaping Mental Health Services Toward Recovery - Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders Toolkit

Co-occurring Disorders (COD) training

Co-Occurring Fact Sheet - ADA Facts

Co-Occurring Fact Sheet for Adults - CPS Facts

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Co-Occurring Center for Excellence

Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Women with Co-occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Exchange on COD (co-occurring disorders)


Dual Diagnosis Website