Dual disorders have become more common as physicians have successfully evaluated and referred to treatment many patients with alcohol and/or drug abuse and psychiatric disorders. Recent research reports have confirmed what our experts at the Florida Recovery Center have experienced at the center.
Many patients with a psychiatric disease also have a drug or alcohol dependence. Drugs trigger latent psychiatric vulnerabilities, precipitate lifelong psychiatric disease and serve as self-medication for patients with chronic depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.
While the Florida Recovery Center has always had a large and well-known group of addiction medicine physicians, we also have a large group of psychiatrists who are board-certified in addiction. The division of addiction psychiatry at the University of Florida includes inpatient and outpatient specialists who treat patients of all ages from adolescence to geriatrics.