There are approximately 8 million Americans who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. People who have a mental health disorder, whether properly diagnosed or not, are more likely than those who don't to have some type of substance abuse disorder. This can sometimes be difficult to diagnose and treat, and if either are left untreated both can be very detrimental for the person, leaving them open to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these unique cases can be very serious, at times leading to suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specific treatment to handle the co-occurring disorders simultaneously, this can be prevented and people in Benton with co-occurring disorders can be productive and live happily.
With increased understanding on the subject, research and innovation in the field of co-occurring disorders has come a more wide spectrum of services for these individuals. Early intervention can be vital in these circumstances, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may look for primary care services first before looking for behavioral health services. This offers PCP's an unique chance to identify people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the correct treatment resources.
People with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders need a more broad spectrum of services than the non dual-diagnosis client, services that are usually provided in hospital, inpatient, and residential rehab programs which can provide services for the initial detoxification process and off of any medications and drugs they need to stop taking immediately. Clinicians and treatment specialists work with clients in these settings to handle both issues simultaneously with counseling, behavioral therapy, and mental health services, and before discharge come up with a robust aftercare plan to make sure these clients don't quickly relapse due to either disorder being stimulated.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Benton, KS