Dual diagnosis- the key to successful rehab programs
Have you tried rehabilitation but relapsed thereafter? Is it difficult to detach yourself from alcohol or substance abuse after you’ve taken steps to treat the addiction?
This happens because the source of your problem has not been identified-instead attention has been given only to your addiction issue-and steps taken to stop the addictive behaviour-
Leaving the deep inner traumas and buried negative emotions untouched. Hence you go through a rehab feeling secure and safe in the sterilised emotional atmosphere of a center, protected from temptations of the outside world-but once outside all your safety nets are gone and you have to live with your inner pains and hurt. If you have been depressed for a long time, this may be driving your addiction-unless we treat the depression with proper medication and counselling, you will carry on being depressed, and still functioning in Addiction mode.
Rehabilitation outcomes for people struggling with addiction are considerably lower if they are also suffering with a mental illness and the mental illness is left untreated. It is necessary to properly diagnose these dual conditions so a proper rehabilitation program can be outlined and followed. Fortunately at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary, we have a highly qualified team of psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and counselors to treat patients suffering from co-occurring disorders by making a proper diagnosis to identify the causative factors and conditions behind an addictive behaviour.
Common Illnesses and Addictions Often Seen in Dual Diagnosis Treatment
It takes a good professional in mental health to identify the mental illness that may be looming in the background in each client- as some mental disorders may carry on undiagnosed for many years as a person may still function without treatment. But his addiction is getting worse and this is what drives him to seek treatment.
These are the common mental illnesses found in patients suffering from a co-occurring disorder:
Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Schizophrenia, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar
These are the common addictions found in patients with co-occurring disorders:
Alcoholism, Eating disorders, Heroin addiction, Cocaine addiction, Crystal meth addiction, Methadone addiction, Prescription drug addiction, Recreational substance (club drug) addiction.
Challenges in Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual diagnosis patients suffer from a unique set of challenges and are at a higher risk for suicide if left untreated. The symptoms of a mental illness and an addiction can mimic each other and thereby create confusion in their proper assessment and treatment. A drug addiction can mask a potential mental health problem and thus make it far more debilitating to the individual.
Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Covered by Insurance?
Our center is approved as a Rehab facility and holds a clinic license with the Ministry of Health. Hence, our treatments are recognized and refunded by most international health insurance companies. If you are in doubt, you can contact our administration office for further clarification.
Additionally, we enforce a strict policy of no more than 20 patients at a time. Large groups make it difficult to ensure adequate control and maintain privacy. By keeping the program small, it gives each client a good sense of personal attention, privacy and strict confidentiality.
Full Treatment for Dual Diagnosis Conditions
Studies show that if the mental illness is not treated effectively and concurrently with the addiction, the patient’s chances of lasting recovery are significantly reduced. This is why the first step of any rehab patient at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary is to assess for a co-occurring disorder and carry out a proper diagnosis.
At Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary, we offer medically managed drug and alcohol detoxification using the most cutting edge techniques to ensure that your initial detox is as comfortable and as painless as possible. Our facilities are fully equipped to rid your body of the damaging toxins of substance abuse. With professionally certified physicians and specialists by your side, you can be sure your progress will be closely monitored so you get the full benefit of the detox program.
We then follow up with extensive counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and evidenced-based holistic therapeutic-based practices such as yoga, reiki, meditation and others. We leave no stone unturned in your customized program to a full recovery.
Come to Mauritius for Full Rehabilitation
We pride ourselves in our unique, one-of-a-kind program and rehabilitation facilities. Our center is truly unlike any other. We are best positioned to treat your co-occurring condition to full recovery, while affording you a tranquil tropical environment away from the noise and distractions of society.
Our clinic has an excellent success rate. This is due to the many aspects of our 360 degree integrated medicine treatment plan and the powerful therapies we avail you to.
The island of Mauritius is truly an oasis. While the Middle East is sweltering through most months of the year, and Europe freezes, we enjoy a lush tropical rainforest setting with sunshine, warm breezes and picturesque settings as far as the eye can see. According to the World Health Organization, Mauritius sits at #2 for air quality amongst all nations of the world. You are guaranteed a peaceful, clean and healthy experience, allowing you to focus entirely on your full recovery and rehabilitation.
Contact us today to inquire about pricing and how we can get you started on the path to a brighter future.