Links Between Addiction and Mental Illness: Myths vs. Facts
Article from US News by Robert Yagoda
Studies have shown that those with mental illness are roughly twice as likely to develop a substance abuse problem, according to Robert Yagoda. However, the two are not mutually exclusive. Mental illness does not always trigger drug or alcohol abuse, even if there are inherent links between addiction and mental illness.
This article aims to weed the facts from the myths about addiction and mental illness in order to understand the triggers and potential treatments of addiction.