There are approximately 8 million people in the United States who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. Individuals who do have a mental health disorder, whether properly diagnosed or not, are more likely to have some type of substance abuse disorder. This can be challenging to evaluate and treat, but if either one of them are left untreated both might be very harmful for the individual, leaving them vulnerable to physical, mental and social consequences. Consequences in these unique instances can be very serious, at times leading to homelessness, suicide, legal consequences and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specialized treatment methods to address the co-occurring disorders simultaneously, this can be avoided and clients in Burlington with co-occurring disorders can be productive and live happily.
With increased awareness, research and innovation in the field of treatment for co-occurring substance abuse disorders has come a more wide spectrum of services for these individuals. Early intervention can be key in these circumstances, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may seek primary care services first before looking for behavioral health services. This offers primary care physicians a special chance to diagnose individuals with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the correct 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 usually offered in hospital and residential 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 patients in these settings to handle both disorders concurrently with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before program completion develop a strong aftercare plan to make sure these clients don't immediately relapse because of either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Burlington, KS