Those who suffer from addictions to drugs and alcohol often suffer from mental illnesses such as bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. These illnesses can play a role in the development of substance abuse and they can also make it that much harder to get sober.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 37% of alcoholics and 53% of drug addicts suffer from at least one psychiatric illness. The Journal also reports that 29% of all persons suffering from psychiatric illness are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
These statistics clearly indicate a connection between addiction and mental illness. The use of drugs and alcohol can both mask and mimic symptoms of psychiatric illnesses. Treating either problem individually is therefore ineffective. If you have a dual diagnosis, we will treat both diagnoses concurrently to help reduce opportunities for relapse.
Untreated underlying conditions increase the likelihood of relapse significantly. Our treatment plan goes beyond mere detox. We are interested in your long term success. For this reason, we treat any psychiatric disorders in conjunction with treatment for addiction, giving you the additional tools and coping skills you will need to stay clean for the rest of your life.
A great deal of professional knowledge is necessary to treat individuals with a dual diagnosis, due to the complexity of their situation. We employ highly experienced professionals with special expertise in dual diagnosis treatment to ensure that you have the best chance for success. If you or your loved ones believe that you may have an underlying illness, please call us as soon as possible to start your new life.
Call us in Key West now at (305) 515-5318 for to receive the help you need with both your addiction and any underlying psychiatric issues.
Our Treatment Center utilizes an integrated treatment program to help you work through your addiction and any additional disorders you may face.