Many people diagnosed with a substance use disorder (an addiction) also suffer from a co-occurring mental health or behavioural disorders. This is known as a “dual diagnosis”. Individuals with a dual diagnosis require an integrated treatment plan that addresses both disorders as interconnected health issues simultaneously.
According to a recent study, approximately 80% people with an addiction also have one or more co-occurring mental health conditions among other physical health conditions too.
We are working with homeless and rough sleeping charities and organisations across Bournemouth & Poole on the 31st August to firstly, provide urgently needed support and assistance and secondly but just as importantly, raise awareness about overdosing on illicit drugs, prescription drugs and/or alcohol.
This article looks at the wide range of alternative and complimentary therapies that can assist actively using addicts to get into recovery more successful and more likely to be maintained.
This article also looks at the role of equine therapy in addiction recovery. Creating a recovery plan that includes both western medicine and alternative/complimentary therapies.