It is not uncommon for people to have both a mental health and a substance use disorder. Diagnosis is the first step. Sometimes the symptoms of mental health and substance use occur at the same time.
What Are the Benefits of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Services?
You can get services that coordinate resources and care between mental health professionals or agencies. Coordinated care helps people with recovery, which can lead to improvement in their living situation, such as going back to work, finding new housing or keeping existing housing. It also often means reconnecting to friends and family and restoring relationships so others in their life will understand.
Who Is Eligible for Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Services?
Participants go through a clinical screening process that considers several aspects of your situation. Your financial eligibility is based on your income and expenses, and you may need to pay for some services.
How Do I Get Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Services?
Call your local outreach, screening, assessment and referral center, local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.