It is not uncommon for a person to have both mental health symptoms and a substance use disorder. Diagnosis is the first step to managing these issues. Sometimes the symptoms of mental health and substance use occur at the same time. You can get services that coordinate resources and care between mental health professionals or agencies and substance use treatment programs.
What Are the Benefits of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Services?
Coordinated care helps people with recovery, which can lead to improvement in living situations, employment, and housing, as well as reconnecting and strengthening relationships with friends and family.
Who Is Eligible for Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Services?
- Texas residents who are experiencing both substance use and mental health issues can go through a clinical screening process that considers several aspects of these issues.
- Eligibility for state financial support is based on income, expenses, and other resources. In some cases, a person may be required to pay a portion of the services cost.
How Do I Get Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Services?
There are several ways to find co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorder services. Contact the substance use treatment program directly, your local Outreach, Screening, Assessment, Referral (OSAR) Service, or your Local Mental or Behavioral Health Authority.