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The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

In 2012, 40.7 percent of adults that had a Nearly one-third of adults with a serious Traumatic experiences (especially at a young- er age) can increase one's risk for both mental illness and drug addiction. Adults with mood or mental illness used illicit drugs in 2012. anxiety disorders are almost twice as likely to abuse drugs as those without a substance abuse dis- order also suffered from a mental illness. mental illness. The Connection Between MENTAL ILLNESS and Substance Abuse Individualized behavior- 84 percent of cocaine is used by individuals who have experienced illness in their lifetime Some with mental Those who have suf- fered from a mental al therapies are be- lieved to be the best illnesses turn to drugs and alcohol in an attempt to "self-medicate" approach for treating addicts with a co-occur- a mental illness at consume 69 percent of all alcohol. some point in their lives. symptoms. ring disorder. MIRAMAR GETTING WELL AYING WELL

The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

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


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