There was a time when psychiatric conditions and substance abuse never shared the same billing. That is because many believed that drug or alcohol addiction was a separate challenge unrelated to a mental health disorder. Only recently have treatment providers understood that a mental health disorder can enable an addiction, or that an addiction can enable a mental health disorder. Fast forward to today and drug addiction centers now realize that co-occurring disorders can inhibit or suppress an individual’s full recovery.
Today, addiction specialists and health clinicians are on the same page with respect to co-occurring disorders and how they should be treated. Treating co-occurring disorders has become a field within itself, and rightfully so. As much as five percent of the nation’s population may suffer from some form of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The number looks even more bleak for the estimated 20 percent of the population that struggles with some form of mental illness. Throw in the millions of people that also suffer drug or alcohol abuse and the nation is like a powder keg capable of blowing up at any time.
Genesis Recovery knows that integrated care has proven itself to be an effective treatment because it combines disciplines from both the addiction treatment and psychiatric fields. As a result, integrated care has lowered relapse rates, helping drop suicide rates and increasing the number of patients who overcome their addiction.
Integrated recovery plans are designed to deliver the following:
In addition to integrated care, alternative therapies have also earned the respect of the clinical community. Holistic therapies may use a combination of methods that are nature-based:
After completing their drug rehab program, patients realize their journey toward sobriety has only just begun. Engaging in aftercare services is just as important as finding a rehab program that fits. Even after they leave treatment, the recovering patient should still have access to counselors, psychiatrists, and support groups that can help the individual pursue long-term and complete sobriety.
Addiction recovery can be a lifelong endeavor. Individuals can leverage all they have learned for an entire lifetime and continue to gain knowledge about life, people, and themselves. In fact, it may be that recovering individuals understand life in ways that the average person cannot. They know how fragile life is, and how devastating taking the wrong fork in the road can be. This does not make them better, perhaps simply more aware and grateful for a second chance at living. If you or a loved one are searching for dual diagnosis treatment in La Mesa, contact Genesis Recovery today.