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Millions of people around the world from all different walks of life struggle with mental illness. Because of this, they often feel as if there is no hope for them to ever feel like a normal person. The world is constantly closing in on them and there never seems to be a clear way out of the never-ending dark tunnel that lies ahead. Some mental illnesses and psychiatric disorders can become so severe that those that are plagued with it may never be able to hold down a job, nor are they able to live on their own. It’s a sad reality that these individuals are faced with, but luckily, there is local psychiatric help available.

The professionals at The Medical Centre of Lehigh Acres, Inc. is working towards building a behavioral health clinic available to those that are not getting the help that they desperately need to manage their mental illness. We help people gain access to affordable, high-quality psychoactive services offered by caring and highly qualified counselors and expert licensed professionals. To book an appointment with one of our mental healthcare specialists, click here.  

Dual Diagnosis Healthcare

Oftentimes, those that suffer from a mental illness resort to addictive substances for means of self-medicating. Addictive substances often provide a calming, numbing, or “euphoric” effect that helps to put all worries and stresses at ease for anyone experiencing emotional or physical pain. Because drugs and alcohol provide a psychoactive effect that can combat the anguish of the psychiatric disorder, it’s no wonder why these people use the substances and, therefore, become addicted.

But what many people don’t know is that there are programs available that are affordable and accessible to those that are suffering from the dual diagnosis of drug/alcohol addiction and mental disorders. Although many Americans don’t get needed help with behavioral health treatment, many recent changes to the US Healthcare System have been implemented that has removed barriers to accessing affordable behavioral health services. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, a wide range of healthcare plans are being required to cover behavioral health and substance abuse treatments.  

The Affordable Care Act extends the impact of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) so that many healthcare plans are required to offer coverage for mental health or substance abuse disorders with an equal level of healthcare benefits offered for the treatment of most other physical health issues.

So in many cases, those suffering from this dual diagnosis will qualify for the same type of healthcare coverage as those who do not suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders. There’s a certain level of equality involved in this type of healthcare, which has greatly benefitted those that are in need of it most.


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This kind of specialized behavioral treatment is crucial for so many people struggling with the dreaded disease of addiction that works alongside a mental disorder. It’s like getting the double whammy in the game of life. Mental illness sufferers don’t ask to have these disorders. They are simply unfortunate.  

More often than not, those that experience some sort of mental anguish may feel as if there is something more sinister at play. But just because you may be experiencing a high level of stress or anxiety doesn’t necessarily mean that you are having a full mental break down. Almost all Americans experience stress and anxiety at one point in their lives. Whether it’s as a result of work-related issues, social situations, or personal conflicts at home, these feelings will arise at one point or another.

It’s important, however, that these issues are resolved before they can reach to proportions that may become beyond your control. Seeking psychiatric help with a licensed professional may be the answer, and even starting with medication or weekly/monthly visits to your local psychiatrist may help drastically in managing your overall stress and anxiety levels. There are many different types of medications available to those with these issues. If you’re a person that experiences high levels of stress, anxiety, or a more severe psychological disorder and you don’t know where else to turn, then the experts at The Medical Centre at Lehigh Acres, Inc. can help.

There is hope for those that continue to lose this fight. Our skilled professionals at The Medical Centre at Lehigh Acres, Inc. can help you in this inner struggle so that you can become a valued member of society and no longer a burden on yourself and those that care most. Contact us today to book an appointment so that we can help you to move forward in the process of recovery and becoming the person that you’ve always wanted to be.