Dual diagnosis is a common occurrence in Thomson, as in the rest of the country. Although this condition covers a wide variety of substance abuse and mental health disorders, suffering from a particular mental illness could increase your susceptibility to abuse drugs and alcohol.
Examples of these mental illness that could eventually lead to addiction include major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, conduct disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and suicidal ideation and actions, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Of all the risk factors for suicidal behavior and ideation, only depression is more closely linked with substance abuse and addiction. If you are struggling with addiction, you are about 6 times as likely to make a suicidal attempt at one point or the other in your life.
Research also shows that veteran men who are addicted to drugs or alcohol have twice as high a likelihood of becoming victims of suicide while women with a similar disorder have 6.5 times as high a likelihood to engage in suicidal behavior.
Research studies report that as many as 50 percent of the people who have an impulse control disorder also struggle with substance abuse and addiction. According to the NSDUH - the National Survey on Drug Use and Health - for 2017, more than 8.5 million Americans above the age of 18 years were living with both drug and alcohol addiction as well as a co-occurring mental health disorder like impulse control disorder.
Other studies show that 35 percent to 48 percent of the people who have intermittent explosive disorders also live with addiction.
There are highly qualified dual diagnosis treatment programs available today. These programs are suitable if you have been diagnosed with both a mental health disorder as well as a substance use disorder or an addiction.
The treatment services provided by these programs are highly effective and integrated. This is because you need them to manage all the disorders that you have been struggling with at the same time so that none of them aggravates the other or causes you to suffer a relapse or a recurrence of any of these disorders.
Serenity Behavioral Health Systems McDuffie Behavioral Health Services is a facility in Thomson, GA providing services in and around McDuffie County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Case Management and Supported Employment.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Serenity Behavioral Health Systems McDuffie Behavioral Health Services, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance, State Mental Health Agency Funds