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Other Behaviors

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Description of Other Behaviors

Substance use disorders occur when an individual’s habitual use of alcohol and/or drugs to ease their anxiety or depression causes clinically significant impairment, which can include medical problems, physical or cognitive disabilities, and a failure to meet one’s responsibilities at work, school, or home.

A substance use disorder that coexists with a mental illness is called a co-occurring disorder.

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7X Low-income individuals are 7x more likely to experience significant stress than high-income.

It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in Dallas County.

Welcome. Visiting this site is a great first step in finding mental health resources for you or for someone important to you. It takes courage and caring to learn more about how to begin healing. The links here offer more detail about the most common mental health challenges, great ways you can help yourself from home and a wealth of resources that connect you to professionals and community that can be a part of your healing. Start your journey to wellness.
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