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Dayton Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Learn more about Dayton dual diagnosis treatment centers and how detox and rehab can help you.

If you are experiencing substance abuse and mental health issues you may need professional help to recover. Many times people with mental disorders will try to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to control the effects of mental illness. This behavior can lead to substance abuse and addiction, which in turn exacerbates the mental disorder. This dilemma becomes a vicious cycle where one problem continually feeds and aggravates the other. At Dayton dual diagnosis treatment centers, they use evidence-based addiction treatment programs that address both your addiction and mental health issues simultaneously.

There are also instances where drug or alcohol addiction causes a mental disorder to develop. Symptoms can start as mild depression and progress to other mental problems that affect the person's thoughts, moods, behavior, and brain chemistry and structure. Statistics show that over one-half of drug users suffer from a mental disorder, and that one-third of people who abuse alcohol also suffer with mental illness.

You will not have to struggle alone any longer, because programs will support and help you to overcome these challenges. Dayton addiction treatment programs are designed to delve into every facet of your addiction and mental health to uncover the causes of your problems and provide the best solutions. You will be able to recover from your addiction and also manage your mental health with the assistance of medications, behavioral therapy and psychological skill sets.

Mental Health Disorders

There are a variety of mental disorders, and each one is expressed differently from the others. Because each mental disorder is different, and because the patient has his own unique medical history and challenges, treatment plans are devised according to the specific needs of the patient. An individual assessment of the patient's medical history, addiction and mental health are the primary factors that will determine what type of treatment plan is appropriate for the patient. Dayton dual diagnosis treatment centers have specific programs to treat the following mental disorders:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bi-polar disorder

Signs and Symptoms

There are specific thought and behavior patterns that can identify mental health challenges. If you are experiencing any of these signs on a continual basis, you may have a mental health disorder:

  • Extreme mood swings, excessive fear or worry, feelings of guilt
  • Sadness or depression, mania, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, anger, violence, hostility
  • Isolation, withdrawing from family and friends, avoiding social activities
  • Problems concentrating, confused thinking, impaired coping skills
  • Suicidal thoughts and acts
  • Sluggish, low energy, fatigue, changes in sleeping and eating patterns

Drug and alcohol addiction also has its own set of specific thought and behavior patterns as well. You may be able to determine if someone has a substance abuse problem by studying the signs below:

  • Behavioral changes
  • Withdrawal from family and friends, avoiding social functions
  • Engaging in risky behavior, unexplained injuries
  • Experiencing withdrawal when not taking drugs or alcohol
  • Defensive, angry or violent outbursts
  • Unable to stop using drugs or alcohol
  • Borrowing or stealing money, criminal activity
  • Poor performance and attendance at the job or in school
  • Hiding drugs and drug paraphernalia or liquor bottles

Dayton Addiction Treatment Programs

Dayton dual diagnosis treatment centers utilize research-based, integrated intervention programs to treat dual diagnosis patients, so that both the addiction and mental disorder are both addressed. After the patient has been assessed and a treatment plan devised specifically for him he will begin the first phase of treatment, which is a medically supervised detoxification.

The detox process will gradually remove the drugs or alcohol from the patient's body by tapering the amount of the substance or by using an alternative medication. The patient will be monitored and kept stable throughout the detox process, and medications may be administered to alleviate cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.

Patients will serious mental illness and addiction problems will benefit most by inpatient intensive care. A structured 24/7 routine of medical and mental health treatment will provide the patient with the support and programs he will need to recover. Medications may be administered to help manage the diverse mental disorder symptoms that the patients may be experiencing.

You can recover from drug or alcohol addiction and manage your mental health issues with addiction treatment programs. You can begin a new and better life today by reaching out for help. Call us to discuss options at: 937-528-2809.

 

Resources:

  1. http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Dual-Diagnosis

 

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