Dual Diagnosis Alcohol Treatment
What Is A Dual Diagnosis Alcohol Rehab Program?
The term dual diagnosis is used to describe the condition of a person suffering from a mental illness and a substance abuse problem like alcoholism. There is considerable debate surrounding the appropriateness of dual diagnosis treatment for alcoholics who have complex needs and a varied range of problems. The problem that a dual diagnosis alcohol treatment center runs into, is prescribing drugs to treat the mental illness or the addiction to alcohol. The best type of a dual diagnosis alcohol treatment is one that provides counseling to address the underlying issues and a health program that improves diet, increases intake of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and exercise.
Symptoms to be Aware of
Alcohol addiction, can induce symptoms which are similar to mental illness which can make it difficult to for a counselor to differentiate between alcohol induced psychiatric symptoms and pre-existing mental health problems. More often than not psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disappear with prolonged abstinence from alcohol. When a person quits drinking and starts to improve their diet, daily exercise, and receive counseling, most psychiatric disorders go away. Alcoholism induced psychiatric symptoms can occur both in the intoxicated state and also during the withdrawal or detox state. In some cases these alcohol induced psychiatric disorders can continue to last long after detoxification. One of the best types of treatment to address dual diagnosis is called biophysical alcohol rehabilitation.
Biophysical Alcohol Treatment Is Effective For Dual Diagnosis
Biophysical alcohol treatment is a health program, which cleans the body of alcohol metabolites, poisons, and toxins caused from alcohol abuse. Proper diet, nutrition, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fish oils, exercise, and sauna therapy allow for the body to detoxify and sweat out all impurities. This greatly reduces cravings for alcohol and also allows for the brain to restore itself back to a normal level. Serotonin and endorphin levels respond well to this form of treatment and begin to function at an optimum level.
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