Wednesday Wellness: Co-occurring Disorders

Every Wednesday, KBH will share some quick tips on health and wellness. You can read these tips on our website, twitter or stay tuned for the tips on 92 Moose and B98.5 every Wednesday!

 

According to research, 37 percent of people with alcohol use disorders and 53 percent of people with drug use disorders also have additional mental illnesses. Here are a few ways to help live a healthier life while dealing with co-occurring disorders.

 

Talk to a doctor or therapist about treatment that targets underlying mental health concerns like depression as well as the substance use disorder.

 

Have a plan and work your plan. You should develop and write down a behavioral plan with goals. Review your plan whenever you feel vulnerable.

 

Finally, recognize that substance use can often be a form of self-medication to lessen the symptoms of an underlying mental health condition. Find alternative ways to relieve stress such as meditation, exercise or hobbies.

 

Thanks for checking in with our Wednesday Wellness. Don't forget to listen for our tips on 92Moose and B98.5 every Wednesday!

 
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