Dual Diagnosis Disorders

How is Addiction Treatment Impacted by Co-Occurring Disorders?

Symptoms of addiction often mimic those of a number of other mental health issues. Willingway’s medical experts in addiction have been convinced by years of experience that a full medical detoxification is necessary before making a true assessment and diagnosis.

Because of Willingway’s sophisticated medical facilities, we are able to accept patients with co-occurring disorders, including complicated medical problems and psychiatric issues with chemical dependencies. This approach enables us to medically detox our patients in order to fully assess their condition after they are completely chemical-free. Once baseline is achieved, it is then possible for our medical staff to determine how we should work with our psychiatrist on behalf of any patient that still appears to be suffering with a co-occurring psychiatric illness.

With denial as a predominant characteristic of those addicted to alcohol or drugs, medical and psychological histories presented to healthcare providers are often inaccurate. This pattern can lend itself to misdiagnoses.

Treatment and continuing care recommendations are based on providing patients with the best possible chances for solid recovery from alcohol and drug addiction while also allowing for the greatest chance at mental health stability. If we find that a patient’s mental health condition is beyond the scope of our ability to provide a true recovery experience, we will always facilitate a referral or transfer to a specialist that will best meet their needs.

For complex cases, Willingway’s alcohol and drug addiction treatment center is the place to choose.

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