The state of Alaska is definitely one of the more advanced states of the US. It is quite understandable why this state adopts the highest technologies in all spheres of life, addiction treatment included.
In fact, Alaska has pioneered several approaches towards addiction treatment. Currently, Alaska is intensely using a visionary method in drug addiction treatment which is known as dual diagnosis.Dual diagnosis has actually been around for a very long time. This treatment method aims to treat an alcohol addiction in supplementation with underlying mental problems. If a person with a psychological disease develops an addiction, the dual diagnosis becomes a very effective method to treaty both the problems together. But now, the addiction treatment program of Alaska includes dual diagnosis for treatment of all kinds of drug addicts.
The basic theory behind such an application is that all people who consume drugs have latent mental problems due to which they use the drug. If they do not have this problem on the outside, at least the drug addiction in them will make their mental problems aggravated. And that will bring more complications in future. This is the logical premise behind which dual diagnosis is being prescribed to all kinds of patients in the state of Alaska.
Many centers for drug rehab in Alaska have now adopted the dual diagnosis treatment mode. These programs may also include a detox program, after which the patient is analyzed for latent mental problems and then the treatment patterns are chalked out.