Living with Co-Occurring Disorder
Recovery from co-occurring disorder, having both a mental illness and a substance use disorder, is best supported with specialized, integrated treatment and recovery support. The 2014 National Survey of Drug Use and Health estimated that one-third of people who have substance use disorder also have a mental illness, although few actually get the kind of treatment and recovery support they need. When seeking treatment, be sure to ask for a provider that is co-occurring competent.
Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) is a 12-step fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover.
The Tennessee Co-occurring Disorders Collaborative is a partnership of many different organizations who come together to focus on the impact of co-occurring disorders within Tennessee.