a man struggles with a dual diagnosis

Do I Struggle With a Dual Diagnosis?

Addiction and mental illness are common issues in the United States. Both require treatment and supportive care so that people can live healthy, productive lives. People living with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addiction are especially high-risk and have a higher rate of violence and suicide. It can be hard to determine if…

a therapist explains how dual diagnosis can benefit mental health

What Can Dual Diagnosis Treatment Do for You?

For many people, mental health disorders and addiction go hand-in-hand, weaving a complex web of emotions, feelings, and symptoms. Although there is no clear delineation as to which begins first, it is evident that mental health and substance abuse influence and feed off of one another. At the Atlanta Center for Mental Health, we understand…

woman wondering what is dual diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is the occurrence of substance use disorder and a mental illness simultaneously within one patient. A study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that there are approximately 9.2 million Americans with a dual diagnosis. Individuals with dual diagnosis may develop either condition first. The interactions between the two conditions…