Just across the river from Philadelphia and an hour’s drive from New York City, Camden, New Jersey, can be a convenient and enjoyable place to call home. Unfortunately, its citizens encounter many of the same drug and alcohol use problems associated with big cities.
In 2015, 1,842 people entered substance abuse treatment programs in Camden, and by 2016, that number had jumped up to 2,298—a 24% increase in just one year.1,2
For many of these people, a substance abuse problem is not their only issue. They might suffer from a dual diagnosis (also known as a co-occurring disorder or comorbidity), which occurs when a person suffers from both a drug addiction and a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety.3 Generally speaking, it’s extremely common for a person to have both of these problems.
So how are comorbid conditions treated? Studies show that both disorders must be identified and evaluated before treatment begins so that health care professionals can create a balanced plan that effectively tackles both problems.3
In general, most rehab centers use behavioral therapies to help a person in recovery. However, the therapies used depend on a variety of factors, including:3
If you suffer from a dual-diagnosis, you don’t have to continue trying to live with it on your own. Browse our directory for Camden drug rehabs or treatment in other locations to find the right center for your unique situation and get the comprehensive care you need.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.