There are approximately 8 million people in the United States who suffer with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. Individuals who have 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 be hard to identify and treat, and if either one of them are left untreated both might be very harmful for the individual, leaving them exposed to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these special instances can be severe, at times leading to suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With proper diagnosis and specialized treatment methods to handle the co-occurring disorders at the same time, this can be avoided and clients in Mound City with co-occurring disorders can lead perfectly happy and productive lives.
With increased awareness, study and innovation in the field of co-occurring disorders has come a more broad spectrum of services for these individuals. Early diagnosis can be key 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 an unique opportunity to diagnose 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 need a more broad spectrum of services than the typical treatment client, services that are typically offered in hospital and residential 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 using immediately. Clinicians and treatment specialists work with patients in these settings to handle both issues concurrently with behavioral therapy, counseling, and mental health services, and before discharge come up with a strong relapse prevention and aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't immediately relapse due to either disorder being triggered.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Mound City, KS