Many times a person presents with more than one medical or addiction issue. Dual diagnosis issues can include depression or bipolar disorders, along with other psychiatric illnesses. The Journal of the American Medical Association has performed studies indicating that 37 percent of patients with alcohol problems, and 53 percent of drug addicted people have a dual diagnosis with a mental health issue. People who suffer from mental illnesses have drug or alcohol addiction problems 29 percent of the time.
When providing treatment programs, these dual diagnoses are an important part of the treatment. Often patients are not open about the mental health or drug or alcohol addictions when presenting for treatment. The counselors and medical staff at St. Petersburg Alcohol and Drug Treatment facilities are skilled at identifying and determining when dual diagnosis situations exist, and have the tools and treatment programs available to provide help for those who are dually diagnosed.
While we are treating the body for detox, we are also helping manage psychiatric disorders at the same time. For those who are struggling with mental and addiction problems, help is available 24 hours a day at 727-753-9565. We do not only focus on alcohol detox and drug detox, but also have skilled professionals who can treat any co-occurring disorders in a safe, medically sound delivery system. If you call St. Petersburg, we can put you on the road to recovery no matter what type of services you need.