There are an estimated 8 million Americans who suffer with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. Individuals who do have a mental health disorder, regardless of whether it has been properly diagnosed or not, are more likely to have some type of drug or alcohol addiction issues. This can be difficult to identify and treat, but if either are left untreated both might become more problematic for the individual, leaving them open to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these special instances can be very serious, sometimes 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 avoided and people in Humboldt with co-occurring disorders can be productive and live happily.
With increased awareness, study and innovation in the field of treatment for co-occurring substance abuse disorders has come a more wide spectrum of services for these clients. Early intervention can be vital in these circumstances, and many individuals with co-occurring disorders may look for primary care services first before seeking behavioral health services. This offers primary care physicians a special opportunity to identify individuals with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the appropriate treatment resources.
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 normally offered in hospital and residential rehab programs which can help with the initial stabilization process to get them detoxed and off of any medications and drugs they need to quit taking immediately. Doctors and therapists work with clients in these settings to address both disorders concurrently with counseling, behavioral therapy, and mental health services, and before discharge devise a strong relapse prevention and aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't immediately relapse because of either disorder being triggered.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Humboldt, KS