The majority of the individuals that are in drug treatment programs generally have some kind of co-existing mental disorder. It is thought that some people suffering with mental disorders attempt to correct the problem by using drugs and/or alcohol. Although this approach may seem to provide immediate relief from some symptoms related to mental disorders, it can also evoke and/or intensify symptoms of various other kinds of mental illness that are latently present. It may also lead to dependence/addiction.
Depression commonly accompanies drug and alcohol addiction. Other disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety.
These disorders are not because of alcohol abuse or drug addiction, but tend to co-exist with the substance abuse. Therefore, properly diagnosing and treating mental disorders, in conjunction with, drug and alcohol treatment is necessary to ensure total recovery.
Co-existing disorders and dual diagnosis are a fairly new concept. However, it has become a common treatment provided by substance abuse rehab facilities. If you or a loved one is suffering with substance abuse coupled with a related mental disorder, it is never too late to seek assistance.
Another term that is given to dual diagnosis is comorbid conditions. Comorbid conditions exist in conjunction with the addictions. However, it is still unclear as to whether the mental condition is what leads to the addiction or if the mental condition occurs because of chronic addiction.
Dual diagnosis is also the term used when an individual is afflicted with the following:
- Psychological problem with substance abuse
- Multiple drug addictions
- Terminal physical illness and drug addiction
The Complexity of a Dual Diagnosis
Physicians and health care professionals a dual diagnosis is a complex condition that requires careful diagnosis. Once the proper diagnosis has been ascertained, customized treatment plans must be designed for the individual. The physician will prescribe a combination of therapies to address and treat the individual’s psychological illness and addiction.
At Blue Water Detox facility, the medical personnel assess each individual that is entering the substance abuse treatment program. The detailed assessment that is done ensures that an individual with a duel diagnosis is provided the simultaneous treatment necessary to ensure his total recovery.
In his detailed interview, an assessment of his medical records and his level of addiction will be evaluated. Depending on the treatment program that is prescribed, he will be monitored and evaluated either on a daily or weekly basis, depending.
Individualized Comprehensive Treatment Programs
A comprehensive treatment program will be designed depending on the intensity and level of dual diagnosis that is determined. With the implementation of the personal detoxification treatment, a team of experienced medical specialists will monitor and manage each aspect of the treatment.
Dual diagnosis is linked with several addictions including:
- Prescription medications
The majority of the mental disorders considered co-occurring disorders include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Panic attacks
Treating an individual with drug addiction alone is easier to treat than treating someone with a dual diagnosis. Co-occurring disorders have to be treated at the same time to ensure a successful recovery. For this reason, it is imperative that an individual suffering with a dual diagnosis be treated at a facility that has the experience to handle both issues successfully.
Blue Water Detox Facility & Dual Diagnosis
The team of experienced medical professionals and psychologists available at Blue Water Detox are trained and licensed to treat individuals with co-existing disorders and dual diagnosis.
Blue Water Detox is one of the leading addiction treatment and rehab facilities. Offering you or your loved one a safe, comfortable and luxurious environment, with a supportive and caring staff to help those interested in living a substance-free lifestyle. If, you or a loved one is suffering with substance abuse and a related mental disorder, seek help from the certified professionals at Blue Water Detox.
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If you or your loved one has found themselves in a losing battle with addiction, please seek help with Blue Water Detox. You are not alone in this fight. We understand what you are going through and we are here to help.
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