Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Treatment
In 2014, an estimated 22.5 million Americans aged 12 and older self-reported needing treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use, and 11.8 million adults self-reported needing mental health treatment or counseling in the past year. This is as reported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is postulated that by 2020, mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide.
Prime Psychiatry provides expertise in managing co-occurring disorders (previously referred to as dual diagnosis). Treatment of substance/addictive disorders in addition to concurrent mental disorders ensures a much higher remission rate with a concurrent decrease in recidivism. Our psychiatrist is board certified in Addictions Medicine.