Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) is a term used to describe what was formally known as “dual diagnosis”, meaning that the individual suffering from dependency, addiction or abuse has also been diagnosed with a mental illness or handicap such as bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc. It has long been surmised that alcohol or substance abuse begins for those with Co-Occurring Disorders as a method or approach to self-medicating away the symptoms they have been aware of but were unable to receive external or medical support for the condition ailing them.
If you have been diagnosed with COD, if you have been diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, or some other disability and are also held within the thrall of substance abuse or addiction understand that there are avenues of support available to you. Trained medical experts can work with you to define a treatment program for your addiction or dependency, as well as, identify and treat your disability in a safe, compassionate environment.
Individuals suffering from Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) may wish to locate a facility or treatment center that can offer a long-term treatment program or program designed specifically for individuals suffering from other disabilities or disorders. This is important in the goal of relapse prevention. If you have any questions or concerns about a medical detoxification or locating a treatment center by state give our addiction helpline a call.
Our drug addiction helpline is available 24 hours a day for families of addicts and addicts themselves who have taken the brave step to seek help for addiction and substance abuse: Call us on (800) 444-1014