There are approximately 8 million people in the United States 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 substance abuse disorder. This can sometimes be difficult to asses and treat, but if either are left untreated both might be very detrimental for the person, 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 to handle the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be avoided and individuals in Douglass with co-occurring disorders can lead perfectly happy and productive lives.
With increased understanding on the subject, study and innovation in the field of co-occurring disorders has come a more wide range of services for these clients. Early intervention can be key in these situations, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may look for 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 correct treatment services.
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 usually offered in hospital, inpatient, and residential rehab programs which can help with the initial stabilization process to get them detoxed and off of any drugs and medications they need to quit using immediately. Doctors and therapists work with clients in these settings to handle both issues concurrently with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge develop a robust relapse prevention and aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't immediately relapse due to either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Douglass, KS