There are approximately 8 million people in the United States who suffer with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. Individuals 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 challenging to diagnose and treat, and if either one of them are left untreated both can be very problematic for the person, leaving them exposed to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these special cases can be severe, sometimes leading to homelessness, suicide, 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 Danville with co-occurring disorders can lead perfectly happy and productive lives.
With increased awareness, research 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 vital in these circumstances, and many people with co-occurring disorders may look for primary care services first before looking for behavioral health services. This offers PCP's an unique opportunity to identify people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the appropriate 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 commonly provided in inpatient and residential rehab programs which can provide services for the initial detoxification process and off of any drugs and medications they need to quit using immediately. Doctors and therapists work with patients in these settings to address both disorders simultaneously with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before program completion come up with a robust aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't quickly relapse due to either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Danville, KS