Battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is never easy. But doing so while also suffering from a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety, can make it even harder. If you suffer from dual diagnosis in Massachusetts, we can get you started on a treatment plan today that will help you manage your illness and end your relationship with drugs and alcohol.
Statistics show that a high number of Americans who suffer from mental illness, also battle addictions to drugs and/or alcohol. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. This can be extremely disruptive to your life, as both the mental health issues and the addiction problems have their own symptoms that wreak havoc on your life, affecting your ability to handle life’s difficulties and make good choices.
The co-occurring issues of the mental illness and the addiction also affect each other. If the illness goes untreated, the substance abuse issue can worsen. It is important to get a dual diagnosis as soon as possible so we can help you get your life together.
Our dual diagnosis treatment will be an integrated approach that looks to treat the mental illness side of the diagnosis at the same time as the addiction issues.
First you will need to detox from alcohol and drugs. You will then follow the detoxification up with rehabilitation for the addiction problem and treatment for the mental illness, which may include medicines and support groups. It is extremely important to be positive and know that recovering from a dual diagnosis takes time and will likely be the hardest thing you ever do. People with drug/alcohol addictions and mental health problems can get better.
You need to call the Massachusetts rehab today and let us get you started on a dual diagnosis treatment plan. We want to help you manage your illness and beat your addiction,but we need you to call us first. Let us help identify the right process of recovery for you.
When you are ready to stop self-medicating and admit that you have a problem, please give us a call. We are waiting, ready to take your call and offer you a helping hand today.