Sober Living Facility Sees Spike in Addicts with Co-Occurring Disorders

Trends show most people afflicted with alcoholism and drug addiction also suffer from co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression

Online PR News – 27-April-2010 – – High Standards Recovery, a sober living facility in Prescott, Arizona, is seeing an increase in the number of new clients who enter their recovery program suffering from a co-occurring disorder.

The company says that from January 2009 to August 2009 only 40 percent of new clients came in to the program suffering from a co-occurring disorder. That number has now increased to 85 percent from September 2009 to April 2010.

High Standards Recovery first opened in October 2008 and since that time has had more than 850 clients.

“Anyone who has both an alcohol or drug problem and an emotional/psychiatric problem is said to have a co-occurring disorder,” says Bryan Hullihen, Executive Director of High Standards Recovery. “To recover fully, people need to be treated for both problems. The two problems directly effect each other and without the treatment for both then an individual stands a very small chance of recovery.”

Common examples of co-occurring disorders include the combinations of major depression with cocaine addiction or alcohol addiction with panic disorder.

Hullihen says that while it is unknown exactly why he is seeing more cases of co-occurring disorders, he anticipates that an overall awareness of the condition is leading to more people seeking treatment for it.

About High Standards Recovery
High Standards Recovery is a structured sober living home located in Prescott, Arizona. As an alternative to pricey treatment centers, High Standards Recovery aids in the recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, life skills and transition from treatment. Clients of High Standards Recovery have an important part of their housemates' recovery and are required to have a job or be enrolled in school.

High Standards Recovery program lasts for six months and then clients graduate to the alumni program. In March 2010, the company launched a new website. The website was designed and developed by Arizona Web Concepts.

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