There are an estimated 8 million people in the United States who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also known as a dual diagnosis. People who have a mental health disorder, whether properly diagnosed or not, are more likely than those who don't to have some type of drug or alcohol addiction issues. This can sometimes be hard to evaluate and treat, but if either are left untreated both might become more problematic for the individual, leaving them vulnerable to physical, mental and social consequences. Consequences in these unique cases can be very serious, at times leading to suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With proper diagnosis and specific treatment to work on the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be avoided and clients in Macksville with co-occurring disorders can lead perfectly happy and productive lives.
With increased understanding on the subject, research and innovation in the field of treatment for co-occurring substance abuse disorders has come a more wide spectrum of treatment services for these individuals. Early diagnosis can be key in these circumstances, and many people with co-occurring disorders may look for primary care services first before seeking behavioral health services. This offers PCP's a special opportunity to diagnose 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, inpatient, and residential rehab programs which can provide services for the initial stabilization process to get them detoxed and off of any medications and drugs they need to stop taking 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 robust relapse prevention and aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't quickly relapse because of either disorder being activated.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Macksville, KS