Drug or alcohol dependency often results from an underlying psychiatric condition. Treating your dependency won't work without correct diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause. A study published in the October 2001 issue of “The Archives of General Psychiatry” found that among more than 1,000 convicted drunk drivers, 50 percent of the alcohol-dependent women and 33 percent of the alcohol-dependent men suffered from a psychiatric disorder, with depr4ession and post-traumatic stress syndrome the most common problems. “The Journal of the American Medical Association” reports that 29 percent of people afflicted with psychiatric illness also develop drug or alcohol dependencies.
Dual diagnosis at The Treatment center means we look beyond the symptoms of your drug or alcohol addiction to uncover any contributing psychiatric conditions. If we didn’t find and treat them, your odds of overcoming the dependency would plummet. Managing your psychiatric condition long-term is one of the skills you’ll need to maintain a healthy, alcohol-or drug-free future. You won’t leave our alcohol and drug rehab without a well-constructed treatment plan to control your disorder.
Correct dual diagnosis depends on the efforts of a professional staff experienced in dealing with drug or alcohol dependency. If you sense that your drinking or drug use arises from another condition, The Treatment Center help.
Call us from Pompano Beach right now at (954) 871-0425. We’ll diagnosis and treat both your conditions simultaneously. A single team of treatment experts will stay with you through your medically supervised, safe detoxification. They’ll integrate your dependency and disorder treatments for the quickest and best possible outcome.