Substance Use – Mental Health – Co-Occurring Disorders
At kathy ireland® Recovery Centers, we offer evidence-based, data driven treatment programs for people diagnosed with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. Our custom-designed, personalized programs address the whole person. Our integrated treatment model includes traditional and holistic therapies that support total healing. We look beyond your diagnosis and the specifics of your disorder to the most important thing in your life: your overall well-being.
We understand recovery means more than the absence of addiction or remission of symptoms. It means finding balance in your mind, body, and soul. Our expert clinicians meet you where you are and give you the tools you need to grow and thrive. We start in the here and now, and help you build a personal vision of a positive future.
It can damage your relationships, degrade your physical and mental health, and impair your ability to fulfill family, work, and school responsibilities. The latest data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that in the year 2020, over thirty nine million adults age 18 + in the U.S. had a substance use disorder, but less than ten percent received specialized treatment for substance use disorder.
Let’s put that another way. In the U.S. in 2020:
39,500,000 adults age 18+ diagnosed with SUD
3,450,000 received specialized treatment for SUD
36,050,000 did not receive specialized treatment for SUD
Those are the facts on the ground: there’s an enormous gap between the number of people who need help with SUD and the number of people who get help for SUD.
Over 90% of the people with SUD do not get the specialized help they need.
Our goal – the reason we get up every day – is to reduce that gap.
We know it’s possible because we know that substance use disorder is a treatable medical condition. We’ve moved past the baggage of the past and understand that substance use disorder – what we used to call addiction – responds to an integrated treatment model that includes therapy, counseling, lifestyle change, family and community support, and medication (as needed).
When you have a physical problem that causes significant pain and discomfort, you go to the doctor. That’s true for short-term issues as well as chronic conditions. You go to an expert because you want to find out what’s wrong and what you can do about it.
When the doctor tells you there’s an effective treatment for your medical condition, you want that treatment because you want to heal. When you learn the condition is chronic – like substance use disorder – you know the treatment may be challenging and involve significant lifestyle changes. In some cases, it means you have to change everything and commit to residential treatment, detox, or both. In other cases, it may mean a less immersive outpatient program. In any case, you accept and engage in treatment – because it’s the right thing to do for yourself and the people who love you.
That’s what we mean when we say we’ve moved past the baggage of the past: what we just described is the process we use for any chronic medical condition. You see the doctor, receive an accurate diagnosis, consider the evidence-based treatment options, and choose the option that works best for you and has the highest chance of clinical success.
For substance use disorder (SUD) that means an integrated treatment plan that addresses your unique set of biological, psychological, and social needs.
Mental Health Disorder Treatment
A mental health disorder – like a substance use disorder – can cause severe disruption in your daily life. The symptoms of a mental health disorder can degrade your relationships, damage your self-esteem, impact your physical health, and prevent you from fulfilling family, work, and school responsibilities.
If you have a mental health disorder, you need to know this:
You’re not alone.
The latest data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that in the year 2020, almost fifty-three million adults age 18+ had a mental health disorder, and over fourteen million adults age 18+ had a serious mental health disorder. Of those with a mental health disorder, about twenty-four million received treatment or took prescription medication for the disorder, and of those with a serious mental health disorder, just over nine million received treatment or took prescription medication for the disorder.
Those statistics are better than the substance use disorder statistics:
46% of adults with a mental health disorder got treatment for the disorder
64.5% of adults with a serious mental health disorder got treatment for the disorder
They’re not good enough if you’re one of the people who has a mental health disorder but didn’t receive treatment.
We’ll present those figures another way:
Over half the people with a mental health disorder didn’t get the treatment they needed
Over a third of the people with a serious mental health disorder didn’t get the treatment they needed
If you have an untreated mental health disorder, or if a friend or loved one has an untreated mental health disorder, you have direct knowledge of this treatment gap.
You know it’s very real.
That treatment gap is the second reason we get up and serve our communities every day. We know evidence-based treatment for mental health disorders is safe and effective. If you have a mental health disorder, we know that with an accurate diagnosis and an integrated treatment plan, we can help you manage the symptoms of your mental health disorder, teach you the coping skills you need to restore balance to your life, and help you start your recovery journey.