Dual Diagnosis is a very important challenge for those of us who live life in recovery from addiction, and battle with mental health illness and disorders. So I share this as a Reblog because this is very well put!
We need to stop cutting funding for mental health and addiction treatment & services. And It’s time we “Talk About Dual Diagnosis”!
Addictions are disease’s …. *Catherine Lyon*
There are hundreds of campaigns in the world for things such as Diabetes awareness, Cancer awareness that receive millions of dollars in research, but where is the Mental Health awareness research funding? Mental Health and Addiction Research are two of the lowest funded research diseases / disorders in the world, but these two diseases / disorders are costing the world billions in medical care, justice system costs and much more.
50% of people in the world living with mental health and/or addiction disorder reported that they did not seek treatment because they could not afford it. Another 16% of the population did not receive treatment because they did not know where to go to receive proper treatment.
With proper awareness and treatment options made available with awareness focused in on mental health and addiction research and treatment, these staggering percentages would be decreased dramatically. Insurance companies need to start…
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