SUBSTANCE USE and MENTAL HEALTH
Substances can often be used by people who are attempting to treat a negative feeling, physical or emotional pain. In 2014, the mis-use of substances has led to over 5660 visits to Vancouver Emergency rooms by people who use drugs. And the numbers keep going up. Concurrent Disorder is a term to refer to what happens when someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness also uses drugs and/or alcohol. The two things together can become a complex, compound of issues and the treatment needs to take both the substance use and the mental illness into account.
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