Dual Diagnosis in Cincinnati OH (877) 804-1531

If someone is drug dependent, the drugs are necessary in order to maintain normal bodily functions. Without the next fix, the addict will feel trapped. Although the initial reasons for using drugs may have been to get high, now the reason is to avoid the unpleasantness of withdrawals. Call Cincinnati Drug Treatment Centers at (877) 804-1531 to find information on treatment centers where you can begin your recovery.

Drug treatment centers offer a safe place to overcome addiction, taking steps to make sure addicts feel secure, by offering:

  • Support
  • Confidentiality
  • Safe environment
  • Supervised atmosphere

You'll learn strategies on how to live a clean, drug-free life. When someone enters a treatment center for dual diagnosis in Cincinnati, the medical staff will perform an assessment of the addict's individual drug habits. If the addict suffers a mental disorder in addition to the drug use, such as bipolar, chemical imbalance, depression or psychosis, the dual diagnosis treatment staff will determine the appropriate type of treatment.

Importance of Dual Diagnosis

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Approximately thirty-seven percent of alcohol abuses and 3 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. Of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29 percent abuse either alcohol or drugs." Drug addiction with a mental disorder compounds the problem. One may be masking the effects of the other. When someone with two diagnosis begins treatment, the recovery will include simultaneous treatment, one for the mental illness and another for the addiction problems. The professional staff that work at drug treatment centers in Cincinnati can provide specialized treatment for those with Dual Diagnosis. Call (877) 804-1531 to find out about qualified treatment centers where you can begin your assessment and start to work on a treatment plan.

What to Expect with Dual Diagnosis

If an individual with a drug or alcohol addiction also has a psychiatric illness, the patient will participate in educational workshops to understand his mental illness and addiction. He will learn the types of disorders, the signs and symptoms and how his behavior is effected by the mental illness, then what happens when drugs or alcohol are mixed in. There will also be a different type of treatment if the patient is taking medication for the mental disorder and using drugs or not taking medication and trying to mask with the drugs. The treatment will also include group oriented discussions with others in similar situations. The patient will learn how to live with the mental disorder drug-free. Call Cincinnati Drug Treatment Centers at (877) 804-1531 today for help finding drug treatment programs that provide specialized treatment for those with Dual Diagnosis.

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