As a premier treatment facility, Changing Tides Addiction Treatment works with those struggling with addiction and mental health disorders. A SAMHSA study found that about five million people in the United States live with co-occurring disorders, and less than fifty percent of them receive help. Those living with co-occurring disorders have much higher risk of suicide, homelessness, and chronic addiction.
A person has a co-occurring disorder when they present with both a mental health disorder and substance use disorder. For example, an individual may be addicted to alcohol and have bipolar disorder. The presence of these two conditions together is known as a co-occurring disorder, and requires a particular method of treatment and care. Many people who experience mental health issues find themselves using drugs to cope, and many people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol develop mental health disorders during their using.