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Substance Use/ Co-Occurring Diagnosis 

Substance use can be a method to cope with overwhelming symptoms.  The best treatment is when a person receives both treatment for their mental health and substance use. 

Symptoms of substance use disorder may include:

  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Engaging in risky behaviors
  • Developing a high tolerance and withdrawal symptoms
  • Feeling like you need a drug to be able to function
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Confused thinking
  • Problems concentrating
  • Avoiding friends and social activities
  • Thoughts of suicide