Dual-diagnosis disorder is characterized by the presence of chemical dependency and a separate and distinct mental health issue, like depression, anxiety or trauma-related disorder. Addiction rarely occurs in a vacuum. Very often, there is an underlying mental health issue linked to its origins. It’s also not uncommon for prolonged and untreated substance abuse to give way to long-term psychological conditions. Addiction causes dramatic changes in the brain’s chemistry, sometimes requiring intense and targeted dual-focused therapy to restore its natural function. RU Encore provides expert and compassionate dual-diagnosis treatment for all types of co-occurring disorders. You don’t have to go through this alone.
A Common Problem
What You Need to Know about Co-Occurring Disorders
Dual-diagnosis issues are much more common than one may realize. Over the past six years, the amount of rehab patients with a separate, established mental illness has increased from 12 to 16 percent of the general treatment population. Only about 40 percent of the three million people living with co-occurring disorders received any treatment intervention for either addiction or mental illness and less than 5 percent received treatment for simultaneous conditions. About 17.5 million Americans over the age of 18, or eight percent of the population, were believed to be living with symptoms caused by a serious mental illness in the year prior to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
An estimated four million of those 17.5 million people were also addicted to or regularly abusing drugs or alcohol. This means that about four million people in this country, on average, are living with a Dual Diagnosis. RU Encore is ready to help you or your loved one successfully unravel this complex and potentially devastating condition.
An Integrated Approach
Addressing Simultaneous Addiction and Mental Illness
Co-occurring disorders must be treated using an integrated approach that addresses both distinct issues simultaneously. This starts with detox and withdrawal management to address any acute medical issues associated with prolonged substance abuse or self-harm from mental illness. After the patient is medically stabilized, they should work with their therapists to address the relationship between their addiction and mental illness, as well as the origins of their substance abuse. RU Encore provides comprehensive, effective and compassionate care for dual-diagnosis issues through each phase of the treatment cycle. We are ready to help you or your loved one take your life back and achieve peace of mind and balanced mental health. Call (844) 25-MUSIC today.