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Drug Use Problems and Mental Health: Comorbidity Explained

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Drug use problems are often associated with health harms. Infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, have clear links to drug use, but there are also links between drug use and mental health problems that we need to consider: People with problematic forms of drug use often suffer from both a substance use and a mental health disorder. The co-existence of a substance use and a mental health disorder in the same person is usually called ‘psychiatric comorbidity in substance users’ or 'dual diagnosis'. Brought to you by EMCDDA.