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Yes, addiction can be a result of poor mental health. Many individuals with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or other psychiatric disorders, may turn to substances as a way to self-medicate or cope with their symptoms. Substance abuse can temporarily alleviate distressing emotions or mental health symptoms, but it can also exacerbate mental health conditions over time, leading to a co-occurring disorder known as dual diagnosis or comorbidity.
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