To those faced with tough questions of substance abuse, co-occurring mental health disorders, and dual-diagnosis, psychoeducation can be used as a method of educating, answering questions, and providing directions for therapy, treatment, or care. 

By providing knowledge to better understand use, individuals develop skills, strategies, and alternatives to create healthier patterns of thought and behavior. 

A goal of psychotherapy is for the person struggling with substances to have the insight and awareness into their own mental health and/or disease. With this, creating a foundation for change and recovery. 

Next step: Stage of Change

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