Dual diagnosis occurs when an individual has both a drug or alcohol problem and a mental/emotional disorder. These conditions often occur together. According to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, thirty-seven percent of alcohol abusers and fifty-three percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. Of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29 percent abuse either alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and drug problems tend to occur with depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and personal disorders.
If you or someone you love is dealing simultaneously with a psychiatric disorder and a substance abuse problem, then a drug rehab facility that offers dual diagnosis treatment, inpatient and outpatient services, and counseling may be a more appropriate option than a mental health treatment facility. Dual diagnosis centers are managed by medical experts who ensure that patients meet all the medical requirements for a full recovery. Certified drug rehab centers have everything your loved one needs to recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually from addiction while also providing the necessary diagnoses, therapy, counseling, and treatment to aid in handling any mental conditions that may be leading to or contributing to issues of addiction.
The first step to treating dual diagnosis in a patient is done through assessment tests that help professionals determine their current health problems. If the individual with dual diagnosis is not in need of detoxification, then an outpatient facility offers counseling to help treat the underlying mental issues that led to addiction. If the individual requires detoxification, then the drug rehab center you choose should have a comprehensive detoxification program for their residential rehab, with qualified and experience physicians on site to manage the withdrawal symptoms, handle any medical complications, and ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible. The last step to dual diagnosis treatment is counseling to help the individual from relapsing and then ongoing therapy once the patient leaves the facility.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs at A Center for Addiction Recovery
At A Center for Addiction Recovery, we recommend our dual-diagnosis patients to attend inpatient medical detox and residential drug rehab to stabilize their mental health. Residential treatment gives our staff the opportunity to know our patients in a more personal deeper level, giving us the time to tailor and adjust treatment plans to address the individual’s particular needs as they progress through treatment. Residential treatment also allows the patient to participate in a variety of complimentary therapies that are essential to a successful recovery; which many times it is not available to patients attending an outpatient program.
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