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Treating Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

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Perhaps you’ve heard of self-medicating with alcohol or other drug addiction. Life has its share of difficult, stressful, and traumatic situations, and these are amplified when mental illness is involved, as it often is. Serenity Grove offers dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. End your search for “mental health treatment near me” and reach out to us today by calling 844.904.3485.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Substance use disorders (SUD) are disease states of the mind and body. Most often, the hallmark manifestations of substance use disorders and addictions are behaviors and symptoms consistent with an inability to control what happens after the individual introduces the offending substance(s) into their body. Family, friends, spouses, or significant others usually notice these episodes first, as they may begin subtly or inconsistently. But over time, SUD is most often progressive and eventually fatal in its devastation.

At Serenity Grove, we understand that untreated mental illnesses can make life extra difficult to navigate. Unfortunately, much of society still stigmatizes those with substance use disorders (SUD), as well as mental health disorders, as somehow bad or lacking in character. We don’t. We begin with non-judgmental compassion and caring support.

How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Can Help

Co-occurring mental health issues and substance abuse disorders, also known as dual diagnosis substance abuse, affect nearly 8.9 million Americans each year, with only 7.4% receiving appropriate treatment. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, at least 45% of people with an addiction have a co-occurring disorder, and a similar number of people with mental disorders have at least one substance abuse disorder.

Dual diagnosis substance abuse programs can be hard to find, and many people with dual diagnosis challenges are bounced among often-contradictory treatment systems with different and opposing treatment structures.

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment at Serenity Grove

Serenity Grove understands that separated systems of care can be frustrating and result in less chance of recovery than by people with single disorders. That’s why we offer specialized dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment, including lifelong support to help our clients overcome addictions and other unwanted behaviors that make life more difficult.

The relative scarcity of dual diagnosis programs is a large part of the reason why people travel to our Athens, Georgia clinic from all over the United States and Canada, including from nearby South Carolina and Tennessee.

Our program rests on three main pillars of treatment:

  1. Medical detox
  2. Primary treatment
  3. Continuing Care

Medical Detox

Tucked away on our four-acre treatment campus in Athens, GA, Serenity Grove is not only exceedingly discreet; the facility offers a full complement of withdrawal management services. Medical detox is also known as alcohol or drug detox, detoxification, intoxication management, or tapering. Withdrawal management at Serenity Grove includes offerings from a broad array of inpatient or residential, outpatient detox services, and interventions that make the detox experience with our team among the safest and most comfortable available.

Primary Treatment

We offer our clients and their families a comprehensive treatment experience from start to finish. Our treatment methods are among the most effective known today. We employ interventions based on peer-reviewed scientific research and evidence. Our commitment to each client’s individualized treatment plan, as well as the path beyond primary treatment to long-term recovery, is lifelong and unwavering.

Continuing Care and a Lifetime of Support

Serenity Grove provides a professional Family Case Manager to make sure the treatment process is as simple as possible, all questions are answered, and the family is constantly updated every step of the way. We take family care seriously, and we understand how integral it is to long-term success.

Compliance with continuing care is equally as critical. We’ve found it best to remove all excuses and barriers to continued care from the very start.

Explore Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders at Serenity Grove

You can get yourself or your loved one off the self-medication carousel that destroys lives and families and avoid the ineffective and aggravating nightmare of separate systems of care. Dual diagnosis treatment can help restore lives and better the chances for long-term rehab and recovery.

Explore dual diagnosis treatment at Serenity Grove and what it can do to improve your life. Call one of our care representatives at 844.904.3485 or fill out our online contact form.