Co-Occurring Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment

Co-Occurring Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment

Co-Occurring Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment

When an individual enrolls in an addiction treatment program at a drug rehab center, the substance abuse disorder often correlates with a mental disorder as well. Sometimes, an alcoholic will have an anxiety disorder, or a client addicted to prescription pills will be struggling with depression. It can be hard to determine whether the mental disorder came first and triggered the substance abuse, or whether the substance abuse was causing the mental health issues. That is why it is extremely important to seek professional help when it comes to addiction treatment. Believe it or not, SAMHSA reports that at least 8.9 million people in America suffer from co-occurring disorders. They also write that a limited 7.4% of these people are treated for both disorders and that 55.8% do not ever get treated for their disorders.

Those who go without seeking treatment for mental and substance abuse disorders run the risk of destructive consequences. Some of these painful ramifications are:

Medical Sickness
Jail Time
Early Death

What Kind of Treatment Helps?

Oftentimes, individuals who attend addiction recovery programs are only treated for their physical addictions. Intervention Drug Rehab Association is committed to created individualized dual diagnosis treatment programs for every client who enrolls with us. Dual diagnosis programs allow staff to create treatment plans for each client that address both their physical and psychological needs. A clinically managed detox is always the first step of each client’s treatment program. This type of detox is designed to help each individual rid his or her body of foreign toxins in a safe and comfortable manner. Following a positive detox experience, clients are placed into Intervention Drug Rehab Association’s magnificent living arrangements where they will recover alongside others in treatment. Group, individual, and family therapy are a main staple of each client’s treatment program. On the weekends, everyone is encouraged to participate in exciting off-site activities like beach days, movie nights, go-karting, paddleboarding, and more.

Why Seek Treatment?
The difference between being treated for both disorders and only one is remarkable. Clients who receive dual diagnosis treatment generally experience:

Less Time Spent Hospitalized
Greater Quality of Life
Lessened Psychiatric Symptoms
Less Trouble with the Law
More Stability with Housing, Life, and Employment
Decreased Substance Abuse

Intervention Drug Rehab Association knows how difficult it can be to reach out for help while struggling with an addiction. Sometimes asking for help can be the most difficult part of the process. Once you give us a call, one of our compassionate intake coordinators will help you or your loved one find the best addiction treatment program for your situation. Get in contact with us today, and start your journey toward sobriety tomorrow.

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