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 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 difficult to evaluate and treat, and if either one of them are left untreated both might be very problematic for the person, leaving them vulnerable to physical, mental and social consequences. Consequences in these unique instances can be severe, sometimes leading to suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specific treatment to work on the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be avoided and individuals in Edgerton with co-occurring disorders can be productive and live happily.
With increased awareness, research and innovation in the field of treatment for co-occurring substance abuse disorders has come a more wide range of treatment services for these clients. Early intervention can be key 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 a special opportunity to diagnose individuals with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the correct treatment services.
Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders need a more broad spectrum of services than the typical treatment client, services that are usually provided in hospital and residential rehab programs which can assist with the initial stabilization process to get them detoxed and off of any medications and drugs they need to stop using immediately. Clinicians and treatment specialists work with patients in these settings to handle both disorders concurrently with counseling, behavioral therapy, and mental health services, and before program completion come up with 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 Treatment Facilities offering this service near Edgerton, KS