Often, someone who is struggling with addiction may also have a diagnosable mental health condition. The presence of this dual diagnosis can magnify the addictive behavior, and vice versa. The symptoms of drug abuse and addiction can overlap with the symptoms of mental illness, making it challenging to tell whether someone developed mental problems as a result of addiction, or if they were already suffering from a pre-existing mental illness.
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Many co-occurring disorders, which include depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders, lead to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness or fear. When people with these conditions begin using drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism to manage the symptoms of their mental illness, they can quickly become addicted.
If you have a loved one with a substance abuse problem and a co-occurring mental health condition, a professional intervention is frequently the most successful way to help them begin pursuing a holistic treatment strategy that addresses both diagnoses simultaneously.
Professional intervention facilitators can help organize a dual-diagnosis intervention even under the most challenging circumstances. We customize our approach to professional interventions for dual-diagnosis addiction meetings in a way that takes the addicted person’s state of mind into account. Knowing emotions can run high during these meetings, we know how to defuse tense, hostile or stressful situations and channel them into a more positive direction.
Rich Whitman brings more than three decades of experience to his work as an intervention professional. When helping families and friends plan for a successful dual-diagnosis intervention, he brings the same practical approach that led him to become an awarded interventionist with a success rate of more than 90 percent. When your loved one needs help managing a dual diagnosis, call 210-291-0278 to get a recognized expert on your side.