It is very common for people who suffer from addictions to drugs or alcohol to have some form of mental health disorder. Often, abusing a substance is simply a way of self-medicating. At Drug Rehab New Rochelle, our dual diagnosis treatment programs the most effective and comprehensive treatment available. To learn more about your options for dual diagnosis treatment, call the experts at Drug Rehab Centers New Rochelle at (914) 829-5807.
Estimates for the number of people who abuse drugs or alcohol and have a mental health issue are as high as 70 percent in some areas. Often, without proper care or resources, drug use is simply a way for people with these issues to desperately attempt to treat themselves. Dual diagnosis treatment focuses on more than a person’s addiction and offers treatment for the underlying cause of addiction.
People with certain mental issues often use a select type of drug to counteract the effects of their disorder, which offers relief for a short time. For instance, people with anti-social personality disorders often drink to fit in, while a person with severe anxiety would choose drugs that cause a more calming state.
Psychopharmacology – This type of treatment utilizes medications for many types of mental disorders
Psychotherapy – This treatment is highly beneficial for addicts and people who suffer from a mental illness, as the patient learns about his/her condition in depth and discovers coping skills
Behavioral management – This treatment uses positive reinforcement to help patients make choices that are healthy, productive and beneficial
Drug Treatment Centers New Rochelle offers dual diagnosis treatment that addresses the needs of the individual patient in a comfortable and safe environment. Patients who have struggled with co-occurring addictions and mental health issues have the opportunity to better understand what drives their addiction.
Aftercare services are available following treatment, to provide patients with the support they require to enjoy drug-free lifestyles. Some outpatient services are more intense than others, but Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous are always encouraged for any type of addiction maintenance. Continued therapy including group, family and individual helps individuals achieve long-term recovery.