The link between heart disease and behavioral health issues is staggering. As February and Heart Month come to a close, the Federal government says that more than three million Americans will die in the next five years from heart disease.
More than one million of these deaths will be individuals suffering from addiction or mental health issues.
Research has long documented that people with severe behavioral health problems are likely to die 25 years or more prematurely.
Aquila Recovery advocates and practices close collaboration with primary health professions. Good health outcomes require early identification of heavy and unsafe drinking and drugging and appropriate referral and collaboration between doctors and addiction health care.
To learn more on this linkage and the Million Hearts Campaign, go to http://tinyurl.com/73sy3yy