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Mental and substance use conditions often co-occur. In other words, individuals with substance use conditions often have a mental health condition at the same time and visa versus. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is they have both a mental and substance use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions with 55.8 percent receiving no treatment at all.
This topic page contains research and information pertaining to understanding and treating people experiencing co-occurring disorders, including resources developed under SAMHSA's Co-Occurring Disorder Initiative and the Co-Occurring Center for Excellence.
To learn more about co-occurring disorders, please visit SAMHSA's
Co-Occurring Topic Page.
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Selected Co-Occurring Disorders Resources
A Modified Therapeutic Community for Homeless Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in a Shelter: An Outcome Study
Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Non-Traditional Service Settings: Overview Paper 4
Co-Occurring Disorder Fact Sheets
Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders - Overview Paper 1
Disaster Events and Services for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders
Gender Differences in the Relationship of Homelessness to Symptom Severity, Substance Abuse, and Neuroleptic Noncompliance in Schizophrenia
Overarching Principles to Address the Needs of Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders: Overview Paper 3
Services Integration for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders - Overview Paper 6
Systems Integration Relevant to Co-Occurring Disorders - Overview Paper 7
The Epidemiology of Co-Occurring Disorders - Overview Paper 8