About this Resource:
Dual Diagnosis is when an individual is diagnosed with having a substance use disorder and mental health condition concurrently. There are factors that contribute to an individual’s and/or community’s likelihood of having a dual diagnosis, including barriers to health care and treatment, minority stress from discrimination and stigma, and lack of awareness about dual diagnosis and symptomology. In 2018, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that approximately 7.7 million adults were living with a dual diagnosis. This report has a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ communities in the US and highlights the context within the Southeast.
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