People with Comorbid Conditions
Comorbidity is the occurrence of two or more illnesses or disorders in the same person. Research has found a high prevalence of comorbidities between those with substance abuse issues and other conditions. Examples of comorbid conditions may include:
- Conduct disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Hepatitis C
Rural substance abuse treatment programs should also address comorbid conditions.
Resources to Learn More
Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment
Information on the evidence-based Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment model for addressing people living with both severe mental illness and substance abuse issues.
Organization: Case Western Reserve University Center for Evidence-Based Practices