Treatment Of Co-occurring Medical Conditions Decreases The Risk Of:
- Overdose and other substance related deaths;
- Drug associated suicide;
- Dropping out of a recovery program;
- Poor short and long term recovery outcomes;
- Addiction Relapse.
Diagnosis and Treatment
There is a high rate of Substance Use Disorder that occurs with a medical disorder at the same time (co-occurring). This calls for a multidisciplinary team of physicians that has the ability to diagnose and treat both simultaneously; each illness affects the course and prognosis of the other.