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Someone can be diagnosed with a dual diagnosis with a combination of several different substance abuse problems and a number of different mental illness diagnoses. Some of the most common mental illness diagnosis s associated with substance abuse include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and depression. Lakewood alcohol rehab programs are designed to treat both of the diagnoses, the substance abuse and the mental illness.

When choosing a drug rehab in Lakewood, it is important to know the difference between an inpatient facility and an outpatient facility. Inpatient Lakewood dual diagnosis treatment centers provide you with temporary living quarters in the facility, while you are undergoing treatment. Outpatient means that you will go see a therapist and/or substance abuse counselor only during scheduled appointments, which are typically during regular business hours. If you have been diagnosed as dual diagnosis, it is it important to seek a facility that is experienced in treating both the mental illness and the substance abuse.

Abusive individuals usually get a dual diagnosis and end up in a treatment facility, such as the Lakewood Dual Diagnosis treatment facility. What is a dual diagnosis anyways?

Lakewood Dual Diagnosis: Definition

Dual diagnosis refers to people who have two mental health problems that co-exist together. It can be a developmental disorder co-existing with a mental disorder or with learning disability or with substance abuse. Most dual diagnosis involves mental disorder and drug abuse.

The connection between drugs and mental disorder is very strong. Individuals who abuse drugs have at least one significant mental disorder (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, etc.) and most people struggling with mental illness have a substance abuse problem or a alcohol problem.

Forget what others are telling you and forget what you are telling yourself. If your life is falling apart and the only thing on your mind is getting that fix you need help. Addiction is serious and addiction professionals consider it a disease. This isnt something you can self-medicate away. You need experts to consult and treat you. That way you are given the best chance possible to get sober and to stay sober.

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Disability+ Alcohol Abuse People with mental and/or developmental disabilities are found to have better status today than before. This is because the knowledge of medical practitioners regarding mental health and its alterations is now wider. Though the complete understanding on how the mind works is not yet fully known (It still floats as a mystery even to the most experienced practitioner), health practitioners are still able to competently comprehend the aspects of mental health and provide effective management for every altered condition. Moreover, the availability of health care providers (e.g. nurses, mental health specialists, counselors, psychologists and the likes) and the collaboration of the family to patient care have made all efforts successful in correcting mental and/or developmental disabilities.

In this complex world, people are exposed to different stressors every day. Those with good coping skills find themselves winning every battle they face along the way. On the other hand, those with few to no coping skills struggle in their everyday battle. Some of them breakdown and resort to taking in drugs or alcohol thinking that it could solve their problems.