For those suffering from both a mental illness and an addiction to drugs or alcohol presents a challenge for health professionals. Because the symptoms of addiction overlap with those of mental illness, treatment is complicated and challenging to diagnose. Complete treatment takes time and great care due to the delicate nature of the individual.
Because these individuals have a mental imbalance, getting compliance from the patient to the rules and regulations of a standard drug rehabilitation program is very difficult. It becomes hard to get them to take their medications, attend counseling or other basic necessities associated with success in a rehabilitation program.
The most successful approach in treating the dual diagnosis patient is an integrated center for dual diagnosis. They are able to treat all aspects of the illnesses in a single location.
Mental health professionals and addiction rehabilitation counselors work together in these programs to provide well-rounded care that encompasses everything involved in the diagnosis.
There is a family component to successful treatment for those suffering from dual diagnosis. The family must be patient but more importantly they must stop any enabling actions that support poor behavior by the patient or substance abuse.
Sovereign Health Group is center for dual diagnosis that is aware of the challenges experienced by those facing mental health and substance abuse issues. Accurately diagnosing the condition is the first step to treatment. Whether it is for themselves or a loved one, all programs are tailored individually to meet the needs the individuals’ needs. Contact Sovereign Health Group to see how they can assist.