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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Pennsylvania Help for Dual Diagnosis

People with dual diagnosis need a comprehensive management. Help of medical practitioners, support from friends and family are highly encouraged to hasten recovery.

If you are struggling with mental, drug or alcoholic problems, and want to make a change in your life call or visit the Pennsylvania Addiction Treatment Centers today. Your new life starts when you pick up the telephone or walk through the doors. We are waiting for you.

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Disability+ Alcohol Abuse People with mental and/or developmental disabilities are found to have better status today than before. This is because the knowledge of medical practitioners regarding mental health and its alterations is now wider. Though the complete understanding on how the mind works is not yet fully known (It still floats as a mystery even to the most experienced practitioner), health practitioners are still able to competently comprehend the aspects of mental health and provide effective management for every altered condition. Moreover, the availability of health care providers (e.g. nurses, mental health specialists, counselors, psychologists and the likes) and the collaboration of the family to patient care have made all efforts successful in correcting mental and/or developmental disabilities.

In this complex world, people are exposed to different stressors every day. Those with good coping skills find themselves winning every battle they face along the way. On the other hand, those with few to no coping skills struggle in their everyday battle. Some of them breakdown and resort to taking in drugs or alcohol thinking that it could solve their problems.

Pennsylvania: The Need for Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab

The use of drugs and alcohol over a prolonged period of time can lead to addiction in both cases it is proven to be exceptionally harmful. The ultimate harm that this can do to a person is death. For individuals who get involved with either one, (whether for recreationally purposes or not) need to be extremely cautious not to get hooked.

There are five classifications of drug and alcohol use:

From the above categories, abstinence or controlled usage is the best way to go. Being completely dependent on these substances can have a really negative effect on your body, mind and soul. Some people tend to be on the impulsive and habitual category. This can be negative if it slowly shifts to the dependent category. Habitual users are very prone to advance into a stage of dependency, anyone falls in this category should proceed with caution.

Abusive individuals usually get a dual diagnosis and end up in a treatment facility, such as the Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis treatment facility. What is a dual diagnosis anyways?

Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis: Definition

Dual diagnosis refers to people who have two mental health problems that co-exist together. It can be a developmental disorder co-existing with a mental disorder or with learning disability or with substance abuse. Most dual diagnosis involves mental disorder and drug abuse.

The connection between drugs and mental disorder is very strong. Individuals who abuse drugs have at least one significant mental disorder (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, etc.) and most people struggling with mental illness have a substance abuse problem or a alcohol problem.


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