There are approximately 8 million Americans who suffer with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. People who do have a mental health disorder, regardless of whether it has been properly diagnosed or not, are more likely than those who don't to have some type of substance abuse disorder. This can sometimes be difficult to identify and treat, but if either are left untreated both might become more detrimental for the person, leaving them open to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these special cases can be severe, at times leading to homelessness, suicide, legal consequences and premature death. With proper diagnosis and specific treatment to handle the co-occurring disorders simultaneously, this can be prevented and clients in Grandview Plaza 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 spectrum of treatment services for these individuals. Early diagnosis 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 chance to identify people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the correct 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 typically offered in hospital and residential programs which can provide services for the initial detoxification process and off of any medications and drugs they need to stop taking immediately. Doctors and therapists work with clients in these settings to address both issues concurrently with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge devise a sturdy relapse prevention and aftercare plan to make sure these clients don't immediately relapse due to either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Grandview Plaza, KS