A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis can help you overcome your mental heath and drug addiction.

Dual diagnosis is the co-existence of a mental health disorder and drug addiction or alcoholism. Dual diagnosis also can be co-existence of eating disorder or drug addiction or alcoholism. To recover completely the person will require addiction treatment and psychiatric treatment for both problems. Alcohol and drug problem is common in Dual diagnosis and it is usually co-exist with Schizophrenia, depression and other psychiatric problems.

Patients with single problem of depression, personality disorder or anxiety are more likely to develop a problem with alcohol and drugs and are likely to suffer a dual diagnosis problem. This is can be very problematic for patients suffering from psychological problems. They are more likely to turn to alcohol or drugs. This always increases the severity original psychiatric condition; this is often results into greater abuse.

Someone who is suffering with such problem has to undergo treatment for both conditions. First, the person has to undergo alcohol rehab treatments like detoxification. This detoxification is treatment that help addict to go for a period of time without using alcohol or drugs. However, metal health disorder also has to be treated at the same time. Some drug rehab programs are not integrated such dual diagnosis treatments. For such co-existing disorders, some specialized dual diagnosis treatment centers offer effective treatment.

Treatment for this Dual diagnosis has different therapies like support groups and talk therapy along with medications. Just like any other diagnosis, the proper care and attention should be taken when seeking any professional advice. A qualified professional should examine all these metal problems.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Healthy parent-child ties can keep teenagers away from alcohol

A healthy parent-child relationship can have a preventive effect on the early drinking tendencies in a teenager, a new study suggests. The study to be published in the May issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs emphasises the role played by parents in bringing down drinking tendencies in a teenager. According to the….

Continue reading

Alcoholism Treatment Centers for Lasting Recovery

Deciding to seek help for alcoholism is the very first step to finally recovering from a dangerous and deadly addiction to alcohol, but it’s also one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. Choosing between the many alcoholism treatment centers that are available to help you or a loved one overcome addiction is….

Continue reading

Why should we care about cannabis?

Approximately 4 per cent of the world’s adults – some 162 million people – use cannabis every year, making it the world’s most widely used illicit drug. In some countries, more than half of all young people have tried it. In spite of this high rate of usage, many basic facts about cannabis remain obscure…..

Continue reading

Middle classes vulnerable to binge drinking

Alcohol is being used as a tool to mask the inner demons of the middle classes, the chief executive of a new body to tackle substance abuse claimed last night. Binge drinking – commonly perceived as a problem associated with rowdy town and city centres – is equally evident in homes across Wales, according to….

Continue reading

Hells Angel Finds God at the Bottom of Bottle of Booze

Former Hells Angel Richie Kane, 52, says he found God after bottoming out on alcohol and now has a second chance at life. For most of his years, Richie Kane struggled through a living hell of physical and sexual abuse, alcoholism and membership in one of the most notorious gangs in the country. But now….

Continue reading