Bay Point, CA
When drug or alcohol addiction occurs at the same time as a mental health disorder, it’s called a co-occurring disorder, or Dual Diagnosis. A frequent occurrence, many patients who have a Dual Diagnosis only receive treatment for their addiction disorder with no attention paid to the mental health issue – or vice versa. Unfortunately, this often means that patients end up relapsing quickly without the help they need to heal on all fronts.
If you or someone you care about in Bay Point, California is struggling with co-occurring disorders, Dual Diagnosis treatment is available. Contact us today to find out more. Search Near By: Pittsburg Mental Health Services.
Drug Addiction and Mental Health Disorders
Those living with Dual Diagnoses can experience any mental health issue in addition to substance abuse. However, some mental health disorders are more frequently seen with substance issues in patients. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), the percentage of patients experiencing drug addiction in addition to their mental health issue include:
- 15.5 percent of those diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder.
- 14.5 percent of those who experience manic episodes.
- 10.1 percent of diagnosed schizophrenics.
- 4.3 percent of patients with a panic disorder.
- 4.1 percent of those who experience major depressive episodes.
- 3.4 percent of patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- 2.1 percent of those who live with phobias.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
The NDIC estimates that in 2002 about four million adults met the criteria for both a serious mental health disorder and drug abuse or dependence in the past year. Does this describe someone you know in Bay Point, CA? If so, these issues are highly treatable. Call us now to learn more about Dual Diagnosis rehabilitation options and how they can help you or your family member learn how to enjoy life again.