A combination condition where a mental disorder exists together with an addiction disorder is called a dual diagnosis state. It is common among those addicted, and it requires special approaches for effective treatment. At our rehab for dual diagnosis treatment in Pearland, TX, it is something we specialize in.
If you have a hypertension condition that you aren't taking medications for, you might as well anticipate kidney damage and damage to your eyesight one day, effects of the raised blood pressure. It isn't very different with mental disorders. With certain kinds of mental disorder, neglect leads to other mental disorders, specifically, to the ones known as substance abuse and addiction.
When an area of the brain malfunctions, multiple disorders occur, related to the function of the area. Substance abuse and mental disorders, both, have effect on the same brain pathways, areas and chemicals. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, then, addicts are twice as likely to suffer from mental disorders as non-addicts.
Treating addiction while leaving the underlying mental disorder alone is not a path that leads to lasting sobriety. Doing so can only raise the risk of relapse -- when a mental disorder is allowed to exist, it can cause degradation of mental health, overall, and cause addiction, the other mental disorder, to reappear.
When people suffer from anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia, they tend to use drugs for the short-term effect they have on brain pathways that these diseases affect. When these diseases are left untreated, these people will usually drift right back to using drugs, only to feel somewhat normal.
Dual diagnosis conditions often need specialized treatment that regular rehabs are not equipped to deliver. One of the greatest challenges usually involved has to do with the order in which treatment is to be provided. People with concurrent addictions and mental disorders are usually unable to find treatment either at addiction rehabs or with psychiatrists.
Neither addiction specialists nor psychiatrists possess the expertise needed to treat dual diagnosis conditions; psychiatrists can find particularly hard to treat addictions because they can come with the very same symptoms as mental disorders, and addiction specialists can find such conditions challenging because such patients tend to be uncooperative.
In most cases, patients need specialized, dual diagnosis centers. It's easy to see how these can help. A quick example of the way we treat our patients here at our center for dual diagnosis treatment in Pearland, TX, can help. At our center, each patient is assessed at intake for the possibility of mental disorders.
We even accept patients who do not commit to ceasing their drug use. Assessment is conducted by a team consisting of a psychiatrist, an addiction specialist and a therapist. It is this team that continues to work with the patient. Working together is the standout difference with dual diagnosis. It is the integrated treatment programs in Pearland by specialists from multiple disciplines that truly helps such patient.
Dual diagnosis is usually considered for treatment through our inpatient rehab in Pearland; it is usually recommended for any case that involves complexities. Most stays run between three months and a year.
Inpatient care for dual diagnosis treatment can make sense for many reasons. People who suffer from the twin disorders of addiction and other conditions often have a very hard time with self-discipline staying away from drugs without the constant supervision of inpatient care.
Not only does inpatient care ensure that patients receive a great deal of medical care, it helps them stay focused on treatment by working to address withdrawal symptoms before they get uncomfortable.
The inpatient approach can also help treating specialists by giving them the time they need with their patient. The complexities of these cases can be great enough to require extended observation times. Inpatient care also helps patients receive a great deal of immersive therapy hours a day
Effectively treating dual diagnosis care requires a great deal of expertise. Rehabs that possess such expertise are rare. Before you decide on a place, it's important that you speak to the rehab in question about the specific combinations of addictions and mental disorders that they specialize in.
It's important to only choose a rehab that possesses expertise in the combination that you need. We would love to invite you to call on us at our center for dual diagnosis treatment in Pearland, TX at (281) 691-6413.