There are approximately 8 million Americans who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. Individuals 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 substance abuse disorder. This can be hard to diagnose and treat, but if either are left untreated both can 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 suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specialized treatment methods to handle the co-occurring disorders simultaneously, this can be prevented and clients in Gem 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 services for these clients. Early diagnosis can be vital in these situations, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may seek primary care services first before looking for behavioral health services. This offers primary care physicians a special chance to diagnose people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the appropriate treatment resources.
Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders require a more broad spectrum of services than the non dual-diagnosis client, services that are usually provided in inpatient and residential programs which can provide services for the initial detoxification process and off of any medications and drugs they need to quit using immediately. Doctors and therapists work with patients in these settings to treat both issues concurrently with counseling, behavioral therapy, and mental health services, and before program completion develop a strong aftercare plan to make sure these clients don't quickly relapse because of either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Gem, KS