If you have a co-occurring disorder and it goes a long time without being properly diagnosed, you can experience a lot of suffering in your life. For example, until you are properly diagnosed and treated you may experience problems handling responsibilities in work or school.
As far as relationships go, it is quite possible that family, friends and co-workers may see you as unpredictable and unreliable. You may have trouble maintaining healthy relationships.
The more chronic your drug and alcohol abuse become the worst situations and circumstances you may find yourself in. While you intend to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol to alleviate the symptoms of your mental health disorder, it can often only make your disorder symptoms worse and more difficult to treat.
If you go years without being diagnosed and treated, your life can surely take an absolute turn for the worst. A Better Today does not want it to come to that for you, though. We understand that if you have a co-occurring disorder, you have been dealt a very difficult hand in life and getting you properly diagnosed, treated, and helped to succeed in your recovery is our mission.