The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

While substance use disorders can affect just about anyone from Los Angeles to the East Coast, research has found that individuals who suffer from mental illnesses are significantly more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than their peers.

Entering drug rehab can play a significant part in the recovery process. While the underlying causes of an addiction fueled by mental illness can vary, receiving individualized treatment is vital to achieving full recovery. At Miramar Recovery Centers, we have specialists who focus on treating individuals who have a co-occurring mental illness that impacts their addiction. Treating both the addiction and its underlying causes creates a much greater likelihood for success in recovery.

The following infographic provides a few more facts regarding the connection between mental illness and substance use disorders.



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