Being interdependent in nature, mental illness due to substance abuse and vice versa is a common concept and their coexistence is popularly known as dual diagnosis. Overall, a number of co-occurring disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid addiction, depression and alcohol addiction, schizophrenia and marijuana addiction, are commonly seen.
Recent studies have reported a resurgence in the use of crystal meth, with more women falling prey to the highly addictive drug than men. According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 12 million people in the United States have used crystal meth or methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. The data also revealed that 1.2 million people abused the drug in 2011.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder commonly occurring in children due to which they have difficulty in paying attention. Such children are also observed to exhibit hyperactive and uncontrolled impulses. More common in boys than in girls, ADHD tends to impact the development of the child in his or her growing-up years and tends to hinder his or her school and home life. Read more
If you or a loved one has an issue with addiction, your problem may extend further than substance abuse. Please call us for help on this matter and we will give you guidance on how to treat this problem.
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