South Pacific Private is a treatment centre that specialises in treating co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders at the same time, by the same group of clinicians, within the same treatment program.
Often when a person is struggling with addiction issues there may be a co-occurring mood disorder such as depression that has fueled the development of, or exacerbated the substance use issues, or vice versa. This results in people having problems related to both their substance use issues and their mental illness.
Both clinical practice and research have established that the high prevalence of coexisting mental illness and substance use disorders is a growing concern in the mental health field in Australia and overseas. This is evidenced by national and state based policy initiatives to address these complex problems.
Dual diagnosis (or comorbid mental illness and substance use disorder) presents a complex set of challenges to the treatment team as people with dual diagnosis need a high degree of clinical expertise and a specialised treatment approach to address their co-occurring problems effectively, in order to support sustainable long term recovery.
Commonly Co-Occurring Conditions:
|Mental Illness||Substance Abuse|
|Chronic pain||Prescription medication|
People with dual diagnosis struggle with problems associated with both the mental illness and the substance-use disorders.
In addition there are extra problems associated such as:
People struggling with dual diagnosis or co-occurring conditions have specialised treatment needs.
South Pacific Private offers an ‘Integrated Model’ of care where both disorders / conditions, are treated at the same time, at the same place and by the same clinical team, so that there is a holistic approach to supporting the person into long term and sustainable recovery from both co-occurring conditions.
Addiction and mental health concerns are most effectively treated in a therapeutic environment supported by addiction and mental health specialist health professionals who have experience treating comorbid conditions.
If you would like to refer a client to South Pacific Private who has a comorbid presentation please contact our Client Care Team who can discuss the treatment options and assessment process with you directly.
Contact the Client Care Team on 1800 063 332 to refer a client or to find out more. You can also email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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