Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center & Rehab
Dual diagnosis patients suffer from both substance addiction and a mental illness at the same time. For many patients, alcohol or drug abuse is often the byproduct of an underlying mental disorder. That is, alcohol and drugs are often used as a mechanism to cope with a mental disorder.
People who suffer from mental illness in combination with drug or alcohol addiction are additionally vulnerable to self-harming behaviors and suicide. This leads to a greater sense of urgency when it comes to treatment. KLEAN Treatment Center offers the country’s leading dual diagnosis treatment for patients experiencing co-occurring disorders.
The following is an overview of dual diagnosis and how it can be treated at the professional rehabilitation facilities of KLEAN Treatment Center.
Dual Diagnosis Statistics
If you or a loved one is suffering from a mental health issue and substance abuse problem concurrently, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. In fact, the 2011 USA National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 17.5 percent of adults with a mental illness had a co-occurring substance addiction disorder. Because of the complex nature of a dual diagnosis, this high-risk group has special needs when it comes to treating addiction.
Common Mental Disorders Associated with Dual Diagnosis
Several mental health conditions are more commonly associated with dual diagnosis, including:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Eating Disorder (such as bulimia or anorexia)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Panic disorder
- Bipolar disorder
Common Substance Abuse Addictions Associated with Dual Diagnosis
While the symptoms of some of these mental illnesses often mirror the symptoms of addiction, it’s important to further understand that your loved one may not even be aware of the co-occurring disorder. The fact that he or she has not been diagnosed with a mental illness doesn’t mean there isn’t an underlying condition that could be intensifying the dependency on substances such as:
- Alcohol addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Crystal meth addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Marijuana addiction
- Prescription medications addiction (such as Vicodin, Adderall, and Oxycontin)
The Relationship Between Addiction and Mental Illness
The relationship between substance abuse addiction and mental illness is nothing short of complex. Substance abuse is often used as a tool for self-medicating untreated or undertreated conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, the substances individuals may turn to in order to “feel better” almost always make their conditions worse over time. Additionally, drugs and alcohol can lead to a worsening of initial symptoms and lead to thoughts of cutting or suicide.
Experts in Dual Diagnosis Treatment
At KLEAN Treatment Center, our addiction treatment team specializes in co-occurring disorders. We take a caring, supportive, and integrative approach to dual diagnosis treatment. Because the symptoms experienced by a patient suffering from a co-occurring disorder may be quite different from those only experiencing alcohol or drug addiction, working with an expert who understands dual diagnosis is critical for that individual to receive the right addiction treatment that offers the best opportunity for long-term success.
Our addiction treatment team is carefully selected to offer a truly multidisciplinary approach to treating our patients who have a dual diagnosis. Our integrated care facilities at all of our KLEAN Treatment Center locations consist of psychiatrists, physicians, and substance addiction treatment counselors who have a complete understanding of dual diagnosis and addiction and work together to treat patients with co-occurring disorders.
Using cutting-edge methods, we offer medically-managed detoxification to make detoxification as comfortable and painless as possible for our dual diagnosis patients. Our dual diagnosis treatment approach is based on the idea that in order for patients to experience lasting recovery, they must be treated for the mental illness that has contributed to substance abuse.
Timing is critical when treating dual diagnosis addiction. Contact us today so we can help you or someone you love.