According to the U.S Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, four million adults met the criteria for both serious mental illness and substance dependence and abuse, commonly referred to as Co-Occurring Disorder (COD).
Among adults with serious mental illness, 23% were dependent on or abused alcohol or illicit drugs. Further,
– Among adults with substance dependence or abuse, 20% had serious mental illness.
– In 1991, 4.7% of the US population aged 15-54 had COD.
– 51% of those with a lifetime addictive disorder had a lifetime mental disorder.
– Estimates of those persons with COD actually seeking treatment range from about 10% to 40%.
– Co-occurring Disorders (COD) are common in the general adult populations, though many COD go untreated.
Group Therapy services for Co-occurring disorders are available in the Georgetown Clinic for persons who meet criteria for services through the mental health center. Screenings and referrals for other services and treatment are made through partnerships with local Substance Abuse Commissions and other community agencies.
Your Protected Health Information (PHI) is protected by federal and state confidentiality laws including: 45 CFR Part 160 (HIPAA), Section 44-22-100, SC Code (pertaining to SCDMH patients, former patients and persons subject to commitment), and as applicable, 42 CFR Part 2 (Alcohol and Drug Program information). If you are receiving alcohol and drug program services, we may not be able to share your information without your written authorization or court order.
For more information, contact the Waccamaw Clinic in Horry, Georgetown or Williamsburg County.