How Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Can Help Those Suffering From Addiction And Mental Illness

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly nine million adults have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. Yet, only a small fraction of these individuals receive treatment for both conditions.

At Summit Behavioral Health, we believe co-occurring disorders treatment provides better outcomes and a greater opportunity for long-term recovery. This is why we offer a unique approach to addiction recovery that is personalized to the individual and any co-occurring disorders they may have including mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.

Treating Addiction And Mental Health Issues

Our dual diagnosis treatment process is provided by certified physicians and clinicians who have extensive experience in treating individuals with coexisting addiction and mental health issues.

The process begins with a complete mental health screening to identify underlying mental health issues and determine the best treatment strategies and support to address these issues throughout the addiction recovery process.

The next step is tailoring an integrated treatment plan that offers the best chance for living an addiction-free life. The treatment process includes:

  • Detoxification Program
  • Educational Programs
  • Individual Therapy
  • Medical Support
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Trauma Informed Care Sessions
  • And much more!

Stopping The Cycle Of Self-Medication

Approximately 50 percent of all individuals who have one or more mental health disorders also suffer from substance abuse. Many of these individuals start using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. Because of this, dual diagnosis treatment programs must simultaneously address mental health and the addiction. Research has shown that the likelihood of relapse is extremely high in individuals with co-occurring disorders who only receive treatment for their addiction and not their mental illness.

Common disorders that are often diagnosed along with substance abuse include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder

Help Is Available For Those Suffering From Addiction And Mental Illness!

If you or a loved one is battling both substance abuse and mental illness, there is help available. Don’t delay in giving us a call for additional information on our co-occurring disorders treatment. Our professional and caring staff is here to help you or your loved one take that first step toward healing and recovery.

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