Researchers find that more than half of all patients at rehab clinics have a history of mental illness. Named ICOPSD (individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders), these are patients who need both conventional addiction rehabilitation, and psychiatric treatment. Dual diagnosis treatment offers an alternative to traditional rehab programs that includes mental health programs.
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Researchers have many theories to explain why addiction happens to so many people suffering from mental disorders. The amygdala, which is a small part at the rear of the brain, is responsible for most mood and anxiety disorders. Drugs are known to act on this specific part of the brain, too.
One theory has found widespread acceptance, though — the one that sees their drug use as an attempt at self-healing. Patients who are emotionally distressed turn to the euphoria that drugs provide as an easy, if temporary, way out. This theory is borne out by recent research.
Only a few clinics possess the expertise needed to offer treatment that addresses co-occurring mental disorder and addiction disorder. Most treatment courses begin with an evaluation, where doctors determine the exact nature of the mental disorder present. The use of drug denial and medications follows. Once the patient is successfully detoxified, doctors help them along,
While the dual diagnosis approach is considered established science, many rehab clinics do not offer specialized treatment for co-occurring disorders. Find a reputable dual diagnosis treatment center by calling Drug Treatment Centers Homestead at (786) 752-3472.