Explained: Substance abuse and mental illness

Co-occurring disorders are the coexistence of both mental illness and a substance use disorder, also known as dual diagnosis. 

Substance use can trigger psychiatric illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, and even psychosis. Common mental health disorders are depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Explained is a series of short videos where Northside experts explain common patient questions. 

In this video, Vicki Favors, clinical supervisor of Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Services, discusses substance abuse and mental health.

Learn more about behavioral health services at Northside.


Media Inquiries
Northside Hospital's media relations staff look forward to assisting you with news stories whenever possible. We promise to try and meet all of your story needs.
Media Contacts

Featured Provider

Vicki Favors, LCSW picture

Vicki Favors, LCSW

Specialties: Behavior Health

Vicki Favors is clinical supervisor of Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Services.

Need Help Finding a Provider?
Take advantage of Northside Hospital's free physician referral service. Available weekdays , 8a.m. - 4p.m. EST. 404-845-5555