Concurrent Disorders: What are they?
posted on November 10, 2017
Concurrent disorders is when an individual has both a problem with drugs or/and alcohol as well as having a mental disorder.
People who abuse alcohol and drugs also experience mental illness, and a lot of people who have mental illness experience problems with substance abuse.
A proper understanding of the disorder is needed to try to help one’s self or another in achieving long-term sobriety and stable mental health. In this link, there is a lot of good info about concurrent disorders (or dual disorders).
The best treatment for someone with a dual disorder is a collaborative approach addressing both the mental illness and the substance abuse.
To check out the “Health Blogs- What is Dual Diagnosis” post, click here.
Big Thinkers on Mental Health – College and University Students (Video)
Big Thinkers on Mental Health is a video series, “dedicated to open discussion of anxiety, depression, and the many other psychological disorders that affect millions worldwide.” Mental Health with College and University Students: Dr. Victor Schwartz – ”Staggering stats about mental health in college.” Watch the video below. Access the entire video series by clicking here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTt_-9Pvuc