The mental health and addiction treatment professionals at our center for dual diagnosis in Missouri City assist family members and loved ones understand what is going on in the life of someone they know who is battling both addiction and other mental illness symptoms.
They can find out what it means to have a dual diagnosis, what mental illnesses typically are combined with addiction (and the specific symptoms of their loved one's disorder), and why it is important for individuals with co-existing disorders be treated in a dual diagnosis treatment center as opposed to a more traditional drug rehab facility.
There are times when we truly think the world is working against us; when one or more things have already gone wrong and then one more thing happens for no apparent reason. We're late for work and then we spill coffee on ourselves. We stub our toe just to hit our head when we hop on one foot in pain.
These are very simple, everyday examples of more than one thing occurring at a time that can happen to anyone. When a person has co-existing disorders, it must seem like the world is certainly out to get them; except a hundred times worse than the simple, everyday examples.
Our drug rehab in Missouri City has developed, over the last two decades, more comprehensive ways of helping people who have co-occurring mental illnesses, one of which is addiction to drugs or alcohol. Through dual diagnosis rehab, specialists at our dual diagnosis treatment center can address the specific needs of addicts and alcoholics who also suffer from an addition mental condition.
Dual diagnosis is defined by the presence of two mental disorders, one being addiction, that one person is suffering from. In the past, patients who were addicts may have gone to a drug rehab and had the symptoms from their other metal illness lumped in with the side effects of their addiction.
This often had the effect of making the symptoms of the mental illness worse, either because the addiction rehab techniques that were being used were counterproductive or just because the symptoms were being relatively ignored as the addiction treatment went on. This is not the case at our dual diagnosis treatment center. Every patient has each of their symptoms analyzed to assess whether they are a result of their addiction or their other mental disorder.
Through dual diagnosis rehab, medical, mental health, and rehabilitation professionals make sure that not only are no symptoms ignored but that treatment for one mental disorder does not negatively affect the care that is being given for the other.
It can still be tough to totally separate as many of the symptoms of addiction can overlap those of another mental illness but at our facility that offers treatment for dual diagnosis in Missouri City, we work diligently to ensure that each patient receives the care they need in order to best work through the steps they need to enter recovery for their addiction as well as be in the best situation regarding their other mental condition.
There are many types of mental disorders that can be part of co-existing mental illnesses for an individual and require dual diagnosis rehab in order to address them properly.
The professional rehab specialists that assist patients at our dual diagnosis in Missouri City often see bipolar disorder, high-anxiety, schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other mental illness such as eating disorders combined with drug or alcohol addiction.
When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it is important for them to commit to getting help from an alcohol rehab or drug rehab program but for people with co-existing disorders a dual diagnosis treatment center is the absolute best option.
As mentioned, in the past, many patients who really needed dual diagnosis rehab were only treated by one medical discipline or were kicked back and forth between disciplines with no coordination regarding their overall care.
The benefits of being treated at our drug and alcohol rehab in Missouri City include not only having your addiction and other underlying mental disorder treated but also having your overall health assessed and any needed care given.
Having treatment available for dual diagnosis in Missouri City is another benefit for people in the area who need to receive proper care and do not have to travel far to get it. Call us now for help (832) 532-3093.