National Recovery Month Raises Awareness of Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Addiction
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National Recovery Month Raises Awareness of Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Addiction

Since 1989, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has sponsored National Recovery Month every September. On this 30th anniversary of Recovery Month, the theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.” The organization is promoting the message that addiction treatment is effective, and anyone can recover from this disease. The road to sobriety isn’t easy, though, but it is made much less difficult when mental health professionals and addiction specialists collaborate to treat co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder (SUD).

SAMSHA found in a 2017 national survey that nearly 20 million adults have SUD, and among them, 8.5 million also have a mental illness. Many who need treatment do not seek professional help, and as many as half of adults with comorbid mental illness and SUD did not seek help for either disorder. SAMSHA seeks to change these figures by raising awareness and encouraging engagement from key community stakeholders to help addicts get access to treatment, relapse prevention, and anything they need to successfully recover.

How Dana Point Rehab Campus Can Help You Get Sober and Stay Sober

Dana Point Rehab Campus supports the mission of National Recovery Month, and how it promotes building upon existing community resources for the various pathways addicts can take to recovery. With the constant headlines detailing how the opioid epidemic is claiming lives on a daily basis, it can be discouraging to those who want to get clean but find it difficult to do alone. At Dana Point Rehab Campus, we take a personalized approach to addiction recovery and relapse prevention that addresses each unique individual’s mental health. By using a variety of modalities and multidimensional rehab, we utilize evidence-based treatments with clinical data.

Recovery from addiction is possible for anyone who puts their heart and mind to it, but it takes support from addiction specialists and mental health professionals. At Dana Point Rehab Campus, we take each individual’s unique personality, cognitive abilities, personal values, and more into account. We seek to build healthier, stronger individuals who can live their lives free of the enormous financial burdens most experience, not to mention the public safety costs related to untreated addiction.

It’s important to remember that addiction is a disease and one that needs medical treatment. It takes more than willpower to get clean. Those who put in the effort to achieve and maintain sobriety go on to lead much more enriched, satisfying lives where they can give back to the community rather than living a life of secretive substance abuse.

Contact us at Dana Point Rehab Campus at  (949) 347-5466 if you need for further information about how we treat co-occurring mental illness and addiction.

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