For a significant number of people struggling with addiction in National City, California, a mental health disorder may also be present. In fact, those who are living with a mental health disorder are more likely than the general public to develop a substance use disorder.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health report, between 2005 and 2010, an estimated annual average of 11.6% of the population over the age of 12 in the San Diego area were living with a substance use disorder at some point in the past year.1 Additionally, SAMHSA found that about 4.8% of people in the San Diego area were living with a major depressive disorder during that same time period.1
For people struggling with both a substance use disorder and a mental health condition like a depressive disorder, it is essential that any treatment addresses both disorders simultaneously. Treatment for co-occurring disorders should uniquely identify and treat the specific issues faced by the client. It should offer:
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