Drug Abuse and Mental Illness Fast Facts



Questions and Answers 

What is the relationship between drug abuse and mental illness?  
What is chronic drug abuse?  
What are some serious mental disorders associated with chronic drug abuse?  
How prevalent are co-occurring disorders?  Which occurs first--chronic drug abuse or serious mental illness?  Can people with co-occurring disorders be treated effectively?

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Last Review and Update: Jul 31, 2017