The professionals at Fairwinds Treatment Center are dedicated to healing patients who struggle with drug addiction through a recovery method called dual diagnosis treatment. Fairwinds' founder, Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef, is a nationally renowned board-certified psychiatrist who has specialized in addictions and psychopharmacology for over 25 years. He pioneered the celebrated dual diagnosis method of treatment to provide holistic support for patients going through the recovery process.
Dual diagnosis can be successful where other treatment plans fail because it incorporates not just clinical treatment for the physical symptoms of addiction, but also therapeutic counseling for the mental and emotional strain that often triggers addiction problems in the first place. Dr. El-Yousef realizes that to give patients the best chance of a long-lasting recovery, they must begin the process of healing not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. Only this way can they rejoin their families and live a long and happy life.
BBC News recently reported that the number of times that children between the ages of 10 and 18 have been hospitalized in the United Kingdom for drug use has increased by more than a third in the last two years.
"This steady increase must serve as a clarion call to educate young people on the risks of illegal drugs," Jim Hume, the health spokesman for the Scottish Liberal Democrats, told the BBC.
Drug use among young people is reportedly falling in both the UK and the United States, but Hume pointed out that more hospitalizations could be the result of the de-stigmatization of drug addiction. Hume saw this as a positive point of view, because more people might feel comfortable seeking medical and therapeutic treatment for addiction problems.
Fairwinds is one of the best drug and alcohol treatment centers in the nation, so if you're suffering from a drug addiction problem, contact us today.