Family members can play an important role in helping a loved one with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders get on the road to recovery. Support a loved one’s recovery by:
- Helping a loved one remember to take all prescribed medications for one or both disorders
- Listening to any concerns about medications – such as their purpose, benefits, and side effects – and helping address those concerns
- Making sure appointments with treatment providers are kept
- Working with the treatment team to stay informed and help address any issues related to medication
To learn more, visit Mind Your Mental Health.
Source: Behavioral Health Evolution