There are approximately 8 million Americans who suffer with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. People who suffer with 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 challenging to diagnose and treat, and if either are left untreated both might become more harmful for the person, leaving them exposed to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these unique cases can be very serious, at times leading to homelessness, suicide, legal consequences and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specific treatment methods to address the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be avoided and clients in Grantville with co-occurring disorders can be productive and live happily.
With increased understanding on the subject, study and innovation in the field of co-occurring disorders has come a more broad range of treatment services for these individuals. Early diagnosis can be vital 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 primary care physicians an unique chance to identify 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 hospital, inpatient, and residential rehab programs which can provide services for the initial detoxification process and off of any drugs and medications they need to quit taking immediately. Clinicians and treatment specialists work with patients in these settings to handle both issues simultaneously with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before program completion devise a strong aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't immediately relapse because of either disorder being stimulated.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Grantville, KS