With the right support we can and do recover. Dual Diagnosis Network can help you and carers to find the right resources to recover.
This factsheet explains how using drugs and alcohol can affect your mental health. It also explains how you can get help to stop using drugs and alcohol. In this factsheet, ‘drugs’ means recreational drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs. When someone with a mental illness also uses drugs, doctors call this ‘dual diagnosis’ or ‘co-occurring diagnosis’.
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