People with mental illness are more likely to battle alcohol and drug addiction than their peers. In fact, schizophrenia and substance abuse often go hand in hand. Using substances interferes with treatment and makes recovery very difficult, so it is imperative to avoid alcohol and drugs at all costs.
This SharePost continues where the first one in this two-part series left off on dual diagnosis. Today begins National Wellness Week. One of the key factors contributing to a good recovery from schizophrenia is no co-occurring substance abuse disorder. You are going to ask me how a family member can determine if his or her loved…