We are seeing a lot of studies like this, when will we start to deal with addiction as a symptom of a mental health and/or trauma issue, and not something separate?
Drug addiction and mental health issues are often treated separately by different kinds of specialists, Price said. “Mental health counselors will frequently say, ‘Deal with your drug issues first, then come to see me.’
The study suggests “we should really start to explore more integrated treatment,” Price said.
I do know this, what we’re doing now isn’t working for a lot of people. As more information like this comes out, it points us in a different direction.