There are an estimated 8 million Americans who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. People who have a mental health disorder, whether properly diagnosed or not, are more likely to have some type of drug or alcohol addiction issues. This can sometimes be challenging to identify and treat, but if either are left untreated both can be very detrimental for the person, leaving them exposed to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these unique instances can be very serious, sometimes leading to suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With proper diagnosis and specific treatment methods to address the co-occurring disorders simultaneously, this can be prevented and individuals in Chautauqua with co-occurring disorders can lead perfectly happy and productive lives.
With increased understanding on the subject, research and innovation in the field of co-occurring disorders has come a more broad range of services for these individuals. Early intervention can be key in these circumstances, and many people with co-occurring disorders may seek primary care services first before seeking behavioral health services. This offers PCP's an unique opportunity to diagnose people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the appropriate treatment services.
Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders need a more extensive array of services than the typical treatment client, services that are commonly offered in inpatient and residential programs which can provide services for the initial stabilization process to get them detoxed and off of any medications and drugs they need to stop using immediately. Doctors and therapists work with clients in these settings to handle both disorders concurrently with counseling, behavioral therapy, and mental health services, and before program completion develop a strong relapse prevention and aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't immediately relapse because of either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Chautauqua, KS