Contrary to what many people believe, addiction is a mental illness. People suffering from addiction have lost the power of choice, and the best way for them to recover is through rehabilitation treatment.
Overcoming addiction isn’t as easy as vowing to not use again. There are a number of factors that can complicate any rehab effort. One of them is a co-occurring disorder.
The vast majority of patients suffering from drug or alcohol addiction enter treatment with some psychiatric and psychological challenges present. The key to long-term success in recovery is treating the co-occurring disorder simultaneously with the addiction. In this fashion, Chiron Recovery Center works tirelessly to diagnose and treat conditions that either preceded the addiction or developed during the time an addict was using.
Their substance abuse has evolved into something that has not only damaged their brain, but there are often other mental health issues that accompany addiction symptoms. Mental health disorders are one of the leading causes of why people become addicted in the first place, and those who have mental health disorders must seek the help of a reputable treatment center that provides dual diagnosis treatment methods.
When the psychiatric profile of a patient is fully realized, successfully treated, and effectively neutralized, recovery from addiction then becomes possible. For clients who fit this profile, our head psychiatrist and team of therapists work to ensure that our clients stay accountable to psychiatric and altruistic matters, while pursuing a comprehensive program of recovery for the disease of addiction.