Individuals’ physical and mental health care and addiction issues are no longer viewed separately. Historically, physical and mental health care and addiction treatment have been treated as separate issues. Scientific evidence shows that this separation has created obstacles to successful care coordination. More recently, efforts have been made to incorporate care and focus on how the issues interact for an individual. This has given rise to holistic substance abuse treatment.
One way this can happen is with improved screening and assessments with general health practitioners who recognize when to refer their patients for mental health care or specialty substance abuse treatment services. Research shows that closer integration of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and mainstream health care will benefit both approaches. Call 833.551.2304 to speak with someone from Gulf Breeze Recovery’s caring and compassionate team about our holistic therapy program and how it helps clients heal from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.
How Do Co-Occurring Conditions Get Diagnosed?
Many people struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues present first to their family doctor, and often for an unrelated concern. If, with a simple screening, the physician is made aware of a potential problem with substance abuse or mental health, a referral and suggestion for treatment can occur. Earlier treatment leads to better outcomes.
Sometimes, co-occurring conditions are only discovered when someone seeks professional help to overcome addiction. Or, when withdrawal from substance abuse begins, mental health issues become more apparent. Gulf Breeze Recovery’s holistic therapy program provides an integrated approach to treatment that helps diagnose and treat various conditions, including co-occurring disorders. They offer evidence-based therapies and holistic options to ensure individuals receive the best care.
Without well-integrated and coordinated health care, many clients fall through the cracks when opportunities for early interventions or referrals are missed. This can lead to higher rates of hospitalizations and emergency department treatments, and even individual deaths.
What Are the Dangers of Not Getting Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment?
A 12-year study found that:
- More than 90% of individuals who suffered a non-fatal overdose continued to receive prescriptions for opioids
- More than 60% of those individuals continued to be prescribed high doses of opioids
- Within two years, 17% of those individuals who went through a non-fatal overdose overdosed again
Proper care coordination with primary care providers, emergency departments, and specialized substance abuse treatment providers can significantly decrease the risks of repeated overdoses and potential tragedies.
Another risk for overdose occurs when a substance abuse treatment does not incorporate follow-up support or educate clients on the exceptionally high risk of overdose following a period of abstinence. When those who struggle with substance abuse have adjusted to being substance-free, their tolerance rate for the substance has decreased, and they don’t know what a safe dose is for them—returning to an amount that they had been able to tolerate before their abstinence can lead to overdose and death.
What Can Clients Expect from Gulf Breeze Recovery’s Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment?
Gulf Breeze Recovery is a substance abuse treatment center specializing in holistic care. Our caring and compassionate team understands the importance of incorporating treatment for physical health and mental well-being into their treatment protocol. They also offer follow-up support after completing their substance abuse treatment program.
Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to help clients rediscover health for body, mind, and spirit. We also recognize that every person needs individualized care—trained medical staff, licensed mental health professionals, and addiction specialists provide that. Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each client is treated with dignity and respect.
Find Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment Treatment in Florida at Gulf Breeze Recovery
Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with treatment plans tailored to individual needs. Their professional medical staff is available today to meet all your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.
If you or someone you care about has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery today at 833.551.2304 to speak with one of our addiction treatment specialists and learn more about our residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program—and which of these can best fit your individual needs. These programs have helped many people overcome addiction and embrace a new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle. We help people not just to survive but to thrive!