Kissimmee, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
People seeking help for substance abuse sometimes suffer from some sort of mental illness which often triggers or intensifies their struggles with alcohol or drug addiction. Mental illness can often be overlooked if individual treatment is not emphasized, and recovery can be hindered as a result.
Those who have already sought help for addiction, and relapsed after leaving rehab, often have an overlooked mental illness which negatively affects their recovery. Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee is an addiction treatment center offering a new form of treatment known as dual diagnosis, which will treat not only addiction, but mental illness as well. Dual diagnosis and treatment, provided by certified addiction specialists, gives patients the best chance at getting and staying sober.
Mike P., a certified addiction specialist at Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee, explains that those who suffer from a mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder often go undiagnosed if they also have addiction problems.
“They are treated only for their addiction, with symptoms of mental illness overlooked as a side effect of their substance abuse,” Mike states. “Once they leave rehab, they are unable to stay sober because their mental illness is left untreated.”
Someone who drinks or uses drugs as a way to cope with undiagnosed depression or anxiety, will often fall back into the same habits upon leaving a treatment center. Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee can provide a patient with a variety of tools to cope with their depression or anxiety without turning to drugs or alcohol. The certified addiction specialists can also help a patient navigate the road to recovery while struggling with a mental illness traditionally requiring medication, such as bi-polar disorder.
“There is no way to cure mental illness, so we focus on living with and overcoming the illness,” Mike clarifies. “Each case is different, so there is no one treatment program. We emphasize the individual, and what it takes to aid them in their sobriety.”
Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee's new treatment methods integrates counseling sessions with both addiction specialists and mental health professionals. Treatment also includes holistic therapy, art and music therapy, yoga, meditation, and many other individual and group approaches. Family counseling, provided as support once out of treatment, is crucial to getting clean. Mike emphasizes the key to overcoming both substance abuse and mental illness is, “Support. Knowing you are not alone and that you have people who support you and want to help you in and out of treatment can make all the difference in the world.”
Those who have tried getting clean in the past, but cannot overcome feelings of depression or anxiety are urged to take advantage of the new programs at Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee. Even if you are not diagnosed with a mental illness, the unique counseling and therapeutic approaches at Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee can help you overcome your addiction permanently.
About Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee:
Alcohol Treatment Kissimmee is an addiction treatment center specializing in dual diagnosis. The certified addiction specialists are dedicated to treating alcohol and drug abuse with treatment plans based on individual needs. Visit them online at http://www.alcoholtreatmentkissimmee.com or give them a call at (407) 329-4760.