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Drug Abuse and Mental Illness Fast Facts

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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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On June 15, 2012, the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) closed.

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Last Review and Update: Jul 31, 2017