Addictions usually reveal themselves in patients who also suffer from a mental illness. The most common illnesses in this category are depression and bipolar disorder. When treating an addiction it is important to address any additional mental illness or disorder. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, almost 30 percent of all patients with a diagnosed mental illness are also addicted to drugs or alcohol. More than 50 percent of drug addicts suffer from at least one additional mental disorder.
With such an obvious correlation between mental illness and addiction, it is important to remember that alcohol and drug use can actually mask symptoms of other mental illnesses as people self-medicate themselves. For this reason, our hands-on treatment programs will address all of the underlying causes of substance abuse.
When a patient is treated for their addiction but their mental illness perseveres, it’s very likely that the patient will return to substance abuse upon leaving rehab. We want to ensure your success, we will encourage you to do more than just detox. We will give you the resources and skills you need to stay clean, including a plan for treatment and long-term management of psychiatric conditions.
Because cases of dual diagnosis are often complex and require experienced professional care, we provide a number of highly-trained physicians and therapists with backgrounds in this specialized type of care. If you believe that you or your loved one’s addiction may be related to an underlying mental illness, it is imperative that you call us right now.
When a patient suffers from addiction along with an underlying mental disorder, the detox process is an especially crucial step in the recovery process. We provide a full, medically supervised, trauma-free detoxification program. Dual diagnosis treatment options can begin immediately and offer rapid relief for the patient.
Our treatment center staff is ready and waiting to help you conquer your addiction, to diagnose and treat underlying causes, and to offer long-term support for your new healthy lifestyle. You can reach us at (561) 755-7768 for assistance.