There are approximately 8 million people in the United States who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. Individuals who suffer with a mental health disorder, regardless of whether it has been properly diagnosed or not, are more likely to have some type of substance abuse disorder. This can sometimes be challenging to asses and treat, and if either one of them are left untreated both can be very harmful for the individual, leaving them exposed to physical, mental 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 methods to address the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be avoided and clients in Lyons 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 wide range of treatment services for these clients. Early diagnosis can be key in these situations, and many people with co-occurring disorders may seek primary care services first before seeking behavioral health services. This offers primary care physicians a special opportunity to identify people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the correct treatment services.
People with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders require a more broad spectrum of services than the typical treatment client, services that are usually provided in inpatient and residential programs which can assist with the initial detoxification process and off of any medications and drugs they need to quit using immediately. Clinicians and treatment specialists work with clients in these settings to handle both disorders concurrently with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge develop 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 Centers offering this service near Lyons, KS