There are an estimated 8 million Americans who suffer with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. People who do have 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 challenging to evaluate and treat, but if either are left untreated both might be very damaging for the person, leaving them exposed to physical, mental and social consequences. Consequences in these special instances can be severe, sometimes leading to homelessness, suicide, 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 Dennis 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 wide range of treatment services for these individuals. Early intervention can be key in these situations, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may seek primary care services first before seeking behavioral health services. This offers primary care physicians an unique chance to identify 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 non dual-diagnosis client, services that are usually provided in hospital 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. Clinicians and treatment specialists work with patients in these settings to treat both disorders simultaneously with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge devise a robust relapse prevention and aftercare plan to make sure these clients don't quickly relapse due to either disorder being stimulated.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Dennis, KS