Mental Illness + Addiction = A Commonly Overlooked Epidemic
Fact: most patients that suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction also deal with a mental health issue, that may or may not have been identified. Oftentimes it’s the very disabling symptoms of mental illness that lead the user down the path of substance abuse as a means to self-medicate to deal with the underlying condition. That patient will then need a dual diagnosis treatment plan in order to succeed in their recovery.
However, this is not always the case. Patients can concurrently deal with a substance abuse disorder and mental health illness that are not related to one another. Regardless whether the two issues are related or separate, dealing with mental illness and addiction concurrently is known as dual-diagnosis.
A statistic from a 2014 survey conducted by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that nearly 8 million people deal with some type of dual-diagnosis disorder.
What Other Substance Abuse Treatment Centers are Missing
Interestingly, even though the occurrence of dual-diagnosis disorders are so common in the world of addiction treatment, most drug and alcohol addiction rehab centers fail to address the underlying mental condition which is often, but not always, strongly associated with the substance abuse.
Find the program you need that treats your mind and body, holistically. Dual diagnosis treatment at All About Recovery ensures both conditions are treated appropriately and simultaneously. Our approach combines effective rehab services, such as a safe medical detox, along with behavior modification and holistic rehab. Mental health illnesses are identified and treated during the rehabilitation process.
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Common Mental Illnesses Unique to Dual-Diagnosis
Certain mental health conditions are more common to dual-diagnosis than others. They include:
Alcohol and drug treatment programs that only deal with the physical side of addiction don’t work. Especially in cases of dual-diagnosis, ongoing treatment even after the intensive rehabilitation is critical for ongoing success. We will refer patients to mental health professionals that are experienced with dual-diagnosis cases.
Place Your Recovery in Trained Hands of Medical Experts
Drug treatment facilities are not the only ones that commonly overlook the mental health aspect of addiction. The fact it, most addicts go through years of substance abuse without realizing they are dealing with a mental illness.
Denial. Stigma. Shame. Many reasons exist as to why patients do not seek help for the mental health issues they battle on a daily basis. Leave it up to our professionals to recognize this condition and construct a dual diagnosis treatment program customized to you. Reach out to us today at (888) 712-8480, and take that first step towards recovery.