According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2013) conducted by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), over 24 million respondents reported to be current illicit drug users and binge drinkers; of the estimated 22.7 million people who needed medical attention for substance abuse, only 2.5 million Americans actually received treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring disorder. Based on the U.S. Surgeon General’s report, only 10.4% of individuals with a substance use disorder receive treatment and only a third of this small percentage receives treatment that meets minimal standards of care. What does this say about the accessibility of addiction treatment and the qualifications of health care professionals to treat dual diagnosis disorders?
Traditionally speaking, patients with mental illness and a co-occurring disorder resulting from substance abuse receive separate treatments from two different sets of clinicians. Research shows that individuals with substance abuse problems end up in primary care clinics and emergency rooms where health care providers often lack the skills and training to treat patients with substance use disorders, according to the August/September issue of Quality Matters (2014). From hospitals to primary health care clinics, patients who are referred to behavioral health systems enter treatment with a clinical social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist who treats mental health and substance abuse exclusively.
Here at New Method Wellness, we have a superb team of distinguished addiction psychiatrists and board certified counselors who specialize in substance abuse treatment. We believe in fusing holistic and clinical methods to heal the whole person, not just treat symptoms of substance use disorders. Your loved ones will receive integrated care in one of our six luxurious homes where they will be secluded from environmental temptations for optimum outcomes. Within our “home away from home” facilities, clients will participate in individual and group counseling sessions and engage in holistic activities such as yoga, art therapy, massage therapy and more. To learn more about our treatment programs and holistic therapy methods, call (866) 951-1824 to speak with our Outreach Coordinator!