Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

SAMHSA Findings

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) people with mental health disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, etc.) are more likely to experience a substance use disorder, as evidenced by a national survey completed by SAMHSA in 2014 which stated that approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders.

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders can create additional difficulties when treating substance use disorders. Many times a client must be treated for their mental health disorders before addiction treatments can be successful. At Aspire we offer integrated simultaneous treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders which lowers the cost of treatment and creates better outcomes.

Improving The Odds Through Integrated Treatment

At Aspire we believe that once a client is stable from co-occurring disorders their addiction treatment has a far greater likelihood of success. Sometimes this requires medication prescribed from a psychiatrist, other times traditional therapies will suffice. Overall, our treatment plans are individualized to each client under our care to achieve the highest possible chance of success for a life in long term recovery.

The road to recovery can come with several unexpected turns, and discovering that a co-occurring disorder exists can be a shocking realization for our clients. We are staffed with licensed and highly respected counselors to help our clients through every step of the way. Many times the diagnosis of a co-occurring disorder can provide insight into why previous attempts at sobriety were unsuccessful. This new information can be the deciding factor in a client's ability to succeed outside of the treatment setting. By integrating co-occurring treatment into a client's treatment plan, the likelihood of relapse is reduced and a more comprehensive aftercare plan can be formed.

If you have more questions about co-occurring disorders or how we treat them, please feel free to contact us via phone or email today.