There are an estimated 8 million people in the United States who suffer with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. People who do have a mental health disorder, regardless of whether it has been properly diagnosed or not, are more likely than those who don't to have some type of drug or alcohol addiction issues. This can be hard to diagnose and treat, but if either are left untreated both might become more detrimental for the individual, leaving them open to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these unique cases can be very serious, sometimes leading to homelessness, suicide, legal consequences and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specialized treatment to work on the co-occurring disorders simultaneously, this can be avoided and clients in Arkansas City with co-occurring disorders can be productive and live happily.
With increased understanding on the subject, study and innovation in the field of treatment for co-occurring substance abuse disorders has come a more wide spectrum of services for these clients. Early intervention can be key in these situations, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may look for primary care services first before seeking behavioral health services. This offers primary care physicians a special chance to diagnose people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the appropriate treatment resources.
Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders need a more broad spectrum of services than the typical treatment client, services that are typically provided in inpatient and residential rehab programs which can help with the initial detoxification process and off of any drugs and medications they need to stop taking immediately. Doctors and therapists work with clients in these settings to address both disorders concurrently with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge develop a robust relapse prevention and aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't quickly relapse due to either disorder being triggered.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Arkansas City, KS