There are an estimated 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. People who do 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 challenging to diagnose and treat, and if either are left untreated both might be very damaging for the individual, leaving them exposed to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these unique cases can be very serious, sometimes leading to suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With proper diagnosis and specialized treatment to handle the co-occurring disorders concurrently, this can be prevented and clients in Stockton 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 range of services for these individuals. Early diagnosis can be key in these circumstances, and many people with co-occurring disorders may seek 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.
Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders require a more extensive array of services than the non dual-diagnosis client, services that are usually provided in hospital, inpatient, and residential rehab programs which can assist with the initial stabilization process to get them detoxed and off of any medications and drugs they need to quit using immediately. Doctors and therapists work with clients in these settings to address both issues simultaneously with counseling, behavioral therapy, and mental health services, and before discharge come up with a strong aftercare plan to make sure these clients don't immediately relapse due to either disorder being stimulated.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Stockton, KS