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Substance Misuse (and Co-Occurring) Disorder
“I can always stop.” “At least I showed up to work.” “Everyone has their own vice.”
Substance use can develop into Misuse. Often this is identified by using more than the previous amount to achieve the same desired results, experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and persistent desires to use despite the potential for negative consequences. Substance Misuse is very common, and is also typically treated in conjunction with underlying mental health symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, trauma), which is known as “co-occurring disorders.” Adopting an integrated approach in which Substance Misuse and mental health symptoms are treated concurrently is a typical intervention. Gaining control over Substance Misuse takes time and effort, and can help improve physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, and role functioning.
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty with Substance Misuse or Co-Occurring Disorders, help is available. Take action by contacting a professional today.
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