There are an estimated 8 million Americans who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. Individuals who suffer with a mental health disorder, whether 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 difficult to asses and treat, and if either are left untreated both can be very harmful for the person, leaving them exposed to physical, mental and social consequences. Consequences in these unique cases can be very serious, at times leading to homelessness, suicide, legal consequences and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specific treatment methods to handle the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be avoided and clients in Council Grove with co-occurring disorders can lead perfectly happy and productive lives.
With increased understanding on the subject, study and innovation in the field of treatment for co-occurring substance abuse disorders has come a more broad range of treatment services for these clients. Early intervention can be key in these circumstances, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may seek primary care services first before seeking 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.
Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders require a more extensive array of services than the non dual-diagnosis client, services that are commonly provided in inpatient and residential programs which can provide services for the initial detoxification process and off of any drugs and medications they need to stop taking immediately. Clinicians and treatment specialists work with patients in these settings to address both issues simultaneously with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge come up with a strong aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't immediately relapse due to either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Council Grove, KS