Dual Diagnosis

It is common for addictions to occur simultaneously with a psychiatric illness. These are called co-occurring illnesses and must be completely and effectively treatment at the same time as your addiction treatment. Bipolar disorder and depression are two examples of co-occurring illnesses. The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 37 percent of alcoholics and 53 percent of drug addicts have at least one co-occurring psychiatric illness. JAMA also reported that of everyone with mental illnesses, 29 percent of them struggle with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. The connection is clear and cannot be ignored. It is important to remember that using drugs and alcohol can mask symptoms of psychiatric illnesses, and the substance use can mimic symptoms. Treatment of one without treating the other is simply not a good idea. That is why we will work with you to treat both. If the underlying conditions are not diagnosed and treated, the likelihood of returning to using drugs and alcohol is very high. We want you to be successful in your rehabilitation and want you to have every chance of enjoying a healthy and full life once again. We will design a treatment plan for treating your psychiatric disorders and your addiction, while teaching you coping skills that will help you deal with every aspect of your illnesses. And addiction is an illness. We only choose highly experienced professionals who are trained and experienced in helping people conquer their addiction. If you think that your drug or alcohol addiction is only part of the problem, please do not delay in calling us. Call our Tallahassee office now at (850) 270-8753 for help with both your addiction and your psychiatric illness. At The Treatment Center, we are ready to help you work through your addiction and through an integrated treatment program, help you with any other psychiatric disorders. We offer a safe and medically supervised process of detoxification, which is so important when dealing with a co-occurring disorder. Our professional team will work with you to treat both the addiction and the psychiatric disorder.

 

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