Co-occurring Disorders Integrated Treatment ·
Key to Achieving Lasting Recovery –
According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) – about 45% of Americans seeking substance use disorder treatment have been diagnosed with a co-occurring mental disorder.
Anxiety and substance use disorders are among the most frequent psychiatric problems in the United States.
Ongoing recovery from substance abuse requires a total re-assessment of habitual behaviors and thought patterns. Lasting recovery requires dual diagnosis treatment for clients with co-occurring mental illness and addiction.
High Quality Mental Health Care with Addiction Rehab Treatment
Dual diagnosis addiction recovery requires going beyond a basic treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. For lasting recovery – addiction rehab treatment needs to identify and heal underlying issues.
Studies have found that many (if not most) people seeking addiction treatment have co-occurring mental health disorders. This includes mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or trauma. These issues need to be addressed in order to sustain long-term recovery. With sophisticated diagnostics and integrated substance use disorder treatment – the underlying causes of addiction can be uncovered and treated.
Why Drug and Alcohol Interventions
Intervention is a process that interrupts a potentially life-threatening addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Most individuals with an addiction problem do not have the ability for objective insight into how serious their substance abuse or alcohol problem has become.
Also, ‘functional addicts’ will not recognize their addiction and may work successfully for years without addiction treatment. However, addiction takes a terrible toll on personal relationships and families. Children, in particular, are vulnerable to addiction-related trauma.
The best outcome for high functioning addicts is to get help before physical, mental health or legal problems become overwhelming.
Addiction recovery requires a degree of self-knowledge – and a leap into the unknown of more positive choices. Intervention gets individuals into treatment.
David Burke is a Northern California based skilled interventionist who can get help for loved ones before health or career suffers. David works primarily with clients in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area; including the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Menlo Park, Sacramento and surrounding areas.
Addiction can stress family and personal relationships to the breaking point. This impacts home and work life, family unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall relationship dynamics. Coping with addiction of a loved one can put family and friends under unusual stress. Normal routines are constantly being interrupted by unexpected or even frightening kinds of experiences. This is a part of living with problematic alcohol and other drug use. In addition, what is being said often doesn’t match up with what you may sense. Or, what you may be seeing right in front of your eyes. Facing Addiction, Family and Friends
Functional Addiction and High-Functioning Addicts
“If I’m an addict, I could not show up to work every single day.”
Is it possible to have a drug addiction or alcohol problem and not know it? Short answer: YES.
“Experts warn that many people with addictions continue to perform well at work. So-called ‘high-functioning addicts‘ exist across all sectors. Workplaces are not intervening early enough – which puts those who have addictions at a higher risk of physical and psychological harm.
‘The job is always the last thing that goes,’ says Dr. Steven Melemis, a physician in Toronto who specializes in addiction.”
“High-functioning addiction means we’re looking at functionality only through the window of the workplace … however, any [addiction] takes a terrible toll on families; and on children in particular,” says Dr. Peter Butt, chair of the physician health program committee at the Saskatchewan Medical Association.
Often, functional addicts can work successfully for years without addiction treatment. Eventually, functional addicts will experience a serious health or legal event that compels them to seek addiction treatment.
Sadly, often by that time: marriages have become dysfunctional, any children involved have experienced trauma and friends have dropped away.
Co-occurring Disorders and Substance Abuse Treatment
Individuals with an anxiety disorder are more likely to experience a substance use disorder.
• Co-occurring Disorders should be an expectation, not an exception.
• All individuals with co-occurring conditions are not the same.
• Recovery plans, interventions, and outcomes must be individualized.
• There is no one correct dual diagnosis program for everyone.
• Recovery involves moving through stages of change and phases of recovery for each co-occurring condition or issue.
• Progress occurs through adequately supported, adequately rewarded skill-based learning for each co-occurring condition or issue.
Need Help with Alcohol or Substance Abuse?
If you or your family are experiencing the effects of addiction – it is time to take the necessary steps to get help.
If PTSD or any form of mental illness is also involved (depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and more) – it is critical to make certain the recovery center you choose has Dual Diagnosis treatment.
Northern California and U.S. Addiction Rehab Locations Available
At New Start Recovery Solutions, we have comprehensive addiction rehab centers and dual diagnosis addiction treatment programs in all areas of the US.
Or call 877-367-9930 now to inquire about how we can be of assistance.
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