What Are the Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders?

By April 30, 2018Uncategorized

When a loved one begins to transform before your eyes – and not for the better – it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what is going on.

Is it just a phase? Could it be a substance use disorder? Is it a mental or behavioral health issue? Or some combination of all of those?

Experts estimate that nearly 8 million people in the United States are currently suffering from a mental or behavioral disorder and a substance use disorder at the same time.

Here are some things to look out for if you think your loved one could be one of them:

  • Extreme and sudden mood changes
  • Engaging in risky or impulsive behavior
  • Avoiding friends and family
  • Signs of drug paraphernalia, like pipes, tinfoil, spoons, or rolling paper
  • Increased drug or alcohol consumption

Ultimately, though, diagnosing a co-occurring disorder should be left to the professionals. The experienced staff members at Clean Path believe in integrated treatment that addresses – and solves – both problems simultaneously.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.