Co-occurring disorders occur when drug or alcohol abuse is diagnosed alongside another mental health disorder, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Since alcohol and drugs can make the symptoms of mental illness more severe, it’s important to seek treatment that addresses both. To find more resources on co-occurring disorders, visit is an online information center dedicated to those battling addiction and mental health issues. They strive to equip families with the necessary tools and resources to guide them on the road to recovery. You can access the site at or call 877-695-5395.