Treatment Mental Health & Addiction Together
Substance abuse is often accompanied by a significant secondary condition that contributes to an individual’s alcohol or drug misuse. Years of study have shown that at least 30 percent of people who recognize their alcohol and/or drug abuse also have other emotional disorders. If these co-occurring mental health issues aren’t addressed, long-term recovery is difficult to achieve.
Lakeside Behavioral Health System’s co-occurring disorders track (sometimes referred to as “dual diagnosis”) helps treat these issues, which can include depression, extreme anxiety, childhood sexual abuse, trauma, bipolar and more. These conditions exacerbate the addiction, and really need to be treated concurrently for the best results.