The complexities of mental illness are often compounded by drug and alcohol use, making it a challenge to get the right diagnosis and treatment for both. Mental illness can increase the risk for alcoholism or drug abuse at times due to self-medicating. On the other hand, alcoholism can lead to significant anxiety and depression that may appear indistinguishable from a mental illness.

With dual diagnosis, both the mental health issue and the drug or alcohol addiction have their own unique symptoms that may get in the way of your ability to function, handle life’s difficulties, and relate to others. To make the situation more complicated, the co-occurring disorders also affect each other and interact. When a mental health problem goes untreated, the substance abuse problem usually gets worse as well. And when alcohol or drug abuse increases, mental health problems usually increase too.

According to reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association:

  • Roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse.
  • 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness.
  • Of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29 percent abuse either alcohol or drugs.

*Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness

For these reasons, Burrell has developed a complete service line of treatment approaches for dual diagnosed patients with services that:

  • Address both the substance abuse problem and your mental health problem.
  • You share in the decision-making process and are actively involved in setting goals and developing strategies for change.
  • Treatment includes basic education about your disorder and related problems.
  • You are taught healthy coping skills and strategies to minimize substance abuse, cope with upset, and strengthen your relationships.

Burrell’s addiction treatment staff have an ongoing commitment to promote consumer choice and client centered treatment. We believe that sobriety is much more than staying sober. To that end, our programs look at many important life areas, including:

  • Life Skills
  • Addiction Education
  • Health Wellness
  • Trauma Mental Health
  • Spiritual Wellness

Our staff are practiced in a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and 12 Step Recovery. We are trained in Trauma Informed Care for both men and women, and consider Relapse Prevention and Life Skills training as priorities for continued sobriety.

Services Offered

For more information on Addiction Services please contact:

Burrell Park Facility
Phone: 417.893.7722
800 S. Park Avenue
Springfield MO 65802
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Burrell Murney Clinic
Phone: 417.893.7760
1322 South Campbell
Springfield, MO 65807
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Burrell Branson Adult Addiction Services
Phone: 417.893.7740
155 Corporate Place
Branson MO 65616
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adolescent Substance Abuse Services
Phone: 417.761.5400
1931 E. Cherry
Springfield MO 65802
Adult Substance Abuse Services
Phone: 417.761.5600
323 E. Grand
Springfield MO 65807