Feelings of anxiety, stress and depression can take over your life quickly. It’s easy—and common—to numb those feelings by self-medicating with drugs or alcohol.
Then, before you realize it, you may be dealing with both a mental health disorder and addiction.
In fact, 53 percent of people who abuse drugs also have at least one mental illness diagnosis according to the American Medical Association.
So how do you get better?
This post is part of a five-part series to help you find a credible treatment program. The series examines accreditation, staff, evidenced-based treatment and questions to ask when calling a treatment center.
In this post, we’ll take a look at why it’s so important to find a program that treats co-occurring conditions.
Common Co-Occurring Disorders
Depression, anxiety, attention deficit and post-traumatic stress disorder are all conditions that commonly occur hand-in-hand with addiction.
The concern is that it’s very difficult to achieve lasting sobriety unless any co-occurring conditions are found and treated.
Common Co-Occurring Diagnoses
Most people don’t walk into rehab knowing that they have a co-occurring condition like depression. What they do know is that they’re sick, exhausted and need help.
A good treatment program takes the first step and evaluates its residents for any co-occurring mental health conditions. Then, it treats any issues at the same time that addiction is treated.
About The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House offers individual and group therapy by masters -level trained counselors. Addiction can take so much away from a person and their family. Rehab offers the chance to get it all back and maybe even more. We’d love to help you or your loved one discover the path to a healthy, fulfilling and rewarding life. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs at The Raleigh House.