Studies tell us that 50% to 75% of people who have a diagnosed mental illness also have a substance use problem. In the past the symptoms of a person’s mental illness and the effects that a person’s substance use had in their life were treated separately. Often these were treated by different agencies.
The key to effective treatment of co-occurring disorders is the seamless integration of mental health and substance use interventions. Services for both mental illness and substance use are provided at the same time by the same staff within the same organization to ensure that both disorders are treated effectively.
ONE TEAM, ONE PLAN, ONE PERSON