Mental health issues often go hand-in-hand with substance abuse and other issues. We at D’Amore Healthcare treat drug & alcohol abuse and mental health issues simultaneously to help clients recover fully. “About a third of all people experiencing mental illnesses and about half of people living with severe mental illnesses also experience substance abuse.” Shares National Alliance on Mental Illness. “The most common method of treatment for dual diagnosis today is integrated intervention, where a person receives care for both a specific mental illness and substance abuse. Because there are many ways in which a dual diagnosis may occur treatment will not be the same for everyone.”
WHY IT’S EFFECTIVE
Treating both mental health and substance abuse issues (Dual Diagnosis) at the same time allows clients to address all the problems that stand in the way of healing, effectively positioning them for long-term recovery.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT
Dual diagnosis is not a rare phenomenon.
Some studies indicate that as many as half of those with a drug or alcohol addiction also have some form of mental illness
Dual diagnosis comes in many forms.
Any combination of mental illness (including anxiety disorder, depression, etc.) and addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, etc.) can qualify an individual as a dual diagnosis patient.
Dual diagnoses are treatable.
One of the successes to understanding dual diagnoses is paying close attention to the symptoms and where they are coming from. For example, if a dual diagnosis patient is suffering from depression, identifying whether the drug addiction or the individual’s mental illness is causing the problem. D’Amore Healthcare provides a medical professional to help isolate the symptoms to find the root cause and treat it.
Patients with these symptoms are high-risk.
Coping with mental illness is difficult enough. But when you factor in complications from addiction, it’s easy to understand the high suicide rate and violent tendencies.
Those with mental illness are more susceptible to addiction
Those with mental illness are at risk for addiction. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and other conditions are likely to see their casual drug use or drinking quickly escalate to an addiction.
Research — Not many drug rehab facilities are equipped to handle dual diagnosis patients
D’Amore Healthcare has the appropriate medical staff with a committed emphasis on dual diagnosis.
The best dual diagnosis programs provide integrated treatment
We recommend treating both the mental illness and addiction at the same time in the same facility. Our high success rate has proven this is a successful method of treatment.
Treatment takes time to complete
To summarize, there is no quick fix for drug or alcohol rehab. Especially when you take into consideration the care and patience required to treat mental illness. Patience, diligence and commitment makes for success. Not speed.
Finally, we suggest the appropriate treatments move at a pace that’s comfortable for the individual. Our priority is your care and freedom from any combination of mental illness and addiction.
If you or someone you know requires dual diagnosis treatment, contact us today;