It’s no secret that substance abuse and mental illness are uniquely intertwined. Many substance abusers are brought to using in the first place by common ailments like depression or bi-polar disorder. Since this is the case, treating substance abuse will not help very much because the underlying cause of the addiction is still present. Someone who began drinking as a result of depression will most likely still be depressed even after they reach sobriety. If a depressed person leaves a treatment facility, but goes right back to the life they were living, then it’s more than likely that they will pick up their substance abuse habits once again.
The numbers surrounding substance abuse and mental illness point to a correlation, that’s why The Treatment Center in Boca Raton, FL focuses on dual diagnosis. This targets not just the substance abuse, but also the mental illness which may have caused and intensified the abuse in the first place. Only then can someone truly begin to live a life free from drugs and alcohol. In some cases, medication is used to treat mental illness while others involve both group and individual therapy sessions.
The knowledgeable addiction counselors have plenty of experience when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of mental illness alongside substance abuse. The process is complex, but well worth the time and effort because our patients achieve results when it comes to kicking the habit. Dual diagnosis is a constantly changing field and our staff is up to date when it comes to the newest and most effective addiction treatment techniques.
Call our office in Boca Raton at (561)376-2178 to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members.