Co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use disorders affect nearly 8.9 million Americans each year. Of those only 7.4% receive appropriate treatment, with the vast majority bounced among treatment systems with different and opposing treatment structures. Few drug treatment centers specialize in treating complex co-occurring disorders. Nationally, research continues to reveal that people with co-occurring disorders need a specialized form of treatment, referred to as integrated services or dual diagnosis treatment.
There are about 8 common types of Mental Health Conditions co-occurring with Drug Addiction & Alcoholisms affecting the morbidity & mortality of the people suffering from it. Until a proper diagnosis & simultaneous treatment for both disorders is in place, any treatment offered will be a case of misdiagnosis, under diagnosis & consequent incomplete, insufficient & half truth like treatment, what to say about its inherent need for a Complete Rehabilitation Program as well, without which a person can’t expect to have a good quality of relief & life. It might seem or sound like an easy issue for the professionals in this field, but it’s not & explains the fact for only 7% of patients receiving the proper treatment in a most developed country & a best quality, private health care industry like USA. Rather, it’s a very tricky issue which needs a very thorough & meticulous exploration of these underlying & concomitant conditions by a team of all types of Mental & Behavioral Medicine Professionals in these fields working as a synergistic & coherent team. Also, the role of the other medical conditions & environmental context associated with these types of disorders should also be the given a due & thorough consideration while addressing them at patient, family, community & societal levels. Cultural, ethnic & other unique values & background do also happen to play a significant role in the causation, treatment & rehabilitation of these disorders.
Willing Ways is a State Of the Art & a Center Of Excellence for the Treatment & Rehabilitation of the patient suffering from Dual Diagnosis. Being the first & pioneer institute in the field of Drug Addiction & Alcoholism, it’s no wonder that it’s also offers an Integrated, Comprehensive & Holistic Treatment & Rehabilitation Program under one roof. How so? Because, this is probably the only Mental Health Organization in Pakistan, having 3 branches in Lahore, Karachi & Islamabad, which has always had a Professional Teams comprising of properly trained & seasoned Professionals like General & Child Psychiatrists, Addiction Psychiatrists, Addictionologists, Clinical / Counseling Psychologists & Professional Counselors for any type of Psychiatric, Psychological, & Emotional Disorders commonly experienced by many people during their life time.