When a Seattle resident struggles with addiction, it is often to more than one substance. Multiple addictions are common. One addiction may mask the signs and symptoms of another. This is often the case with drug addicts who are also alcohol dependent. Compared to the intensity, danger and illegality of heroin use, for instance, a drinking problem may seem like a small matter. The truth is that the individual will never be truly free from addiction until and unless all of the different aspects of their addiction are identified and treated.
Co-Occurring Addictions and Mental Health Concerns in Seattle Residents
The majority of addicts suffer from at least one co-occurring mental health concern. The following issues are often involved and in some cases may have caused the addiction:
- Anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Addictive behaviors (sex, eating disorders, gambling, etc)
Many addicts first started using drugs or alcohol as a means of consciously or subconsciously self-medicating their underlying psychological condition. Unless all issues are completely diagnosed and treated, they will not be able to maintain a drug-free life in Seattle.
Treating Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Effectively
The most effective treatment programs for Seattle residents understand the intricacies of treating complex addiction issues. Their holistic and comprehensive treatment programs carefully diagnose any and all mental and emotional conditions alongside each patient’s substance or behavioral addictions. They then develop customized treatment plans that involve many of the following proven therapies:
- Individual counseling of various types
- Group recovery meetings
- Dual diagnosis treatment of all co-occurring issues
- Medically supervised detoxification services
- Educational programs
- Development of healthy coping and relaxation skills
- Carefully planned aftercare
Addiction is a mental health disease that can be corrected with the right treatment. For many patients the most effective programs happen in residential centers, but some find real help through outpatient treatment centers. An addiction recovery specialist will help determine which specific kind of treatment is right for you.
Find Effective Addiction Help for Seattle Residents
Our toll-free helpline is available 24 hours a day, and our recovery counselors are here to answer any questions you may have about complex or multiple addiction treatment. We can connect you with the best rehab resources available for your unique needs. Our counselors can also answer questions about insurance coverage and travel arrangements for rehab. Addiction is a complicated and confusing disease, but we can help you untangle it. Call today.