Treatment of the Chemically Dependant and the Dual Diagnosis

Even with the advancements made in the subjects of biology, health, and to an extent mental health, society as a whole still has large strides to make when it comes to the treatment of psychiatric disorders, as well as addictive tendencies. The medical community has still not come to any viable conclusion as to the best treatment plan for either, and certainly not for both at the same time, especially when they fuel each other as in most cases in people with both problems. A dual-fronted approach, aimed at addressing both issues co morbidly is clearly the most effective and widely used treatment, yielding the best overall long-term results. However, there is also the paradox of handing substance abusers mind-altering drugs, as well as a few other issues.