What makes a good dual diagnosis program
You have come to the conclusion that you suffer from drug addiction or alcoholism. Perhaps you have been to detox once, twice, thrice...Still, you are unable to explain your depression, your agitation, your panic attacks or your sense that suicide is the only release left to you. Drugs and alcohol don't touch the moods. Indeed, both your moods and your addiction seems to have gotten worse.
Perhaps you have a dual diagnosis: a combination of a mental disorder (depression, anxiety, panic, personality disorders, or others) and substance abuse.
If you went to a detox unit, they may or may not have diagnosed the problem. So, why choose a facility like Lakeview Health to enter? Because, the problem of dual diagnosis is real and prevalent yet it continues to be under diagnosed and under treated.
Lakeview Health Systems has one of nation's true dual diagnosis programs. The program is run by a multidisciplinary team of certified addiction physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, Master's level therapist, counselors and other clinicians who are versed in dual diagnosis treatment and substance abuse addiction.
Mental disorders are in fact made worse by the use of drug and alcohol. Both conditions need to be properly diagnosed and treated. A one size fits all program will never be able to address the issue surrounding dual diagnosis. Mental disorders must be addressed through a variety of treatment methods which include education about your specific disorder as well as medication management classes (if necessary). That process is in conjunction to treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.
If you are thinking of treatment, give yourself a gift, get the right treatment at the right facility. Without the proper care, the chances that you will be back out using again and again are greatly increased.
Help is available, and life can be lived free of drugs and alcohol. Disabling mental health issues can be managed. You can live a happy, healthy, productive life. Lakeview Health Systems is dedicated to providing you with the support and care to make that goal possible.