It is common for addictions to occur alongside a mental illness. Common co-occurring illnesses include bipolar disorder and depression. When treating the addiction, it is vital that the underlying disorder also be treated. The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 37 percent of alcoholics and 53 percent of drug addicts have at least one co-occurring psychiatric illness. They have also reported that of all people with mental illnesses, 29 percent of them are drug or alcohol addicts. The connection is clear and cannot be ignored. Drug and alcohol use can mask symptoms of psychiatric illnesses, and they can also mimic symptoms. Treatment of one without addressing the other is simply not effective.
We will work with you to treat both substance abuse and mental illness. If underlying conditions are not diagnosed and treated, the likelihood of falling back into the life of dependency to drugs and alcohol is very high. We want you to succeed. We want you to be healthy and whole again. We strive to do more than just clear your system of alcohol and drugs. We want to give you the coping skills you need to stay clean. And we want to provide you with a treatment plan for managing any psychiatric disorders. Helping people who are dealing with a dual diagnosis is complex and requires a great deal of experience. This is why we only choose highly experienced professionals who are greatly versed in this area. If you suspect that your drug addiction or alcoholism is only part of the problem, please don’t wait to call us. Call our Jacksonville office now in Jacksonville, FL at (904) 419-3075 for help with both your addiction and your psychiatric illness. At The Treatment Center, we are prepared to help you work through your addiction, and find proper treatment for any other disorders, through an integrated treatment program.