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, 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 can become more detrimental for the individual, leaving them vulnerable to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these unique cases can be severe, sometimes leading to homelessness, suicide, legal consequences and premature death. With proper diagnosis and specific treatment to address the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be prevented and individuals in Linn Valley 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 diagnosis can be key in these situations, and many individuals 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 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 provide services for the initial detoxification process and off of any drugs and medications they need to stop using immediately. Doctors and therapists work with patients in these settings to address both disorders simultaneously with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge devise a sturdy relapse prevention and aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't immediately relapse due to either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Linn Valley, KS