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Links Between Addiction and Mental Illness: Myths vs. Facts

Article from US News by Robert Yagoda


Confused Man with Question Marks Over Head Image
Confused Man with Question Marks Over Head Image

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.


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  • Mental Illness
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