Effective drug addiction treatment addresses the underlying causes of drug or alcohol dependence. For many of those who struggle with addiction, these underlying causes include depression, anxiety, or trauma. In order to maintain sobriety, it’s important to include dual diagnosis treatment in your long-term recovery plan. This approach promotes healing from both the addiction itself and the mental health concerns that may be driving it.
Promises Behavioral Health provides an array of treatment services that can be tailored to your individual needs. In our substance abuse treatment centers, clients participate in dual diagnosis therapy that allows for in-depth exploration of the issues underlying their addiction. Through individual and group sessions, we help clients identify triggers and develop long-term strategies to maintain sobriety.
If you’re ready to begin your journey to recovery, call our team at 844.875.5609 today.
Understanding Dual Diagnosis
Mental health issues play a large role in many addictions. When you struggle with both a substance use disorder and a mental health condition, this is known as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. Some of the mental health concerns that can co-occur with substance use disorders include:
- A mood disorder, including major depression or bipolar disorder
- An anxiety disorder, including generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Trauma and PTSD
Many people abuse drugs or alcohol as a way of dealing with underlying mental health issues. Drugs and alcohol may temporarily numb emotional pain but can’t eliminate it. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and drug addiction can develop in these cases. A dual diagnosis treatment center provides the integrated care you need to overcome both addiction and co-occurring mental health concerns.
Why Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers Are Necessary for Addiction Recovery
Treatment for dual diagnosis addresses both substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Some people struggling with addiction may not receive the right treatment for their co-occurring disorders. Without proper care, one condition may aggravate the other. Without treatment, you may find yourself in a vicious cycle of substance abuse. Completing dual diagnosis treatment gives you the tools to break the cycle and achieve lasting sobriety.
Dual diagnosis treatment programs offer clients a clear, individualized treatment plan. Also, where necessary, Promises Behavioral Health’s addiction treatment teams will refer the client to relevant services in their hometown after discharge.
When issues such as trauma, depression, and anxiety are left untreated, the risk of relapse increases. If you have co-occurring disorders and you only tackle the substance use disorder, you may return home and feel compelled to self-medicate.
Using drugs, drinking alcohol, or participating in other compulsive behaviors may dull the symptoms of depression or anxiety for a while, but they will return, and substance use can contribute to long-term dependency issues.
Overcoming Stigma to Find Dual Diagnosis Rehab Centers
One of the barriers to dual diagnosis treatment is the stigma against drug addiction. Many people believe that those struggling with addiction are weak, selfish, or have poor character. This view fails to take into account how underlying mental health issues drive addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Mental health stigma is prevalent throughout society. Depression and anxiety are not always accepted as serious issues. People who hold this belief may think that mental health issues are an excuse for indulging in drugs and alcohol.
Our drug rehab treatment centers understand that these misperceptions are false and stem from a lack of understanding. At Promises Behavioral Health’s dual diagnosis rehab centers, you will receive the care and support you need to recover.
Inpatient and Outpatient Programs for Co-Occurring Disorders
Our treatment centers offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for co-occurring disorders. The right one for you will depend on your needs and personal circumstances.
When you choose an inpatient program:
- You stay in the rehab facility
- A rehab team is available 24/7 to offer medical and emotional support
- The treatment lasts one to six months
- Treatment is designed to treat severe cases of drug or alcohol addiction
- There are no distractions from daily life
When it comes to an outpatient program:
- You stay at home but attend treatment during the day or evening
- You maintain a more normal daily routine compared to an inpatient program
- The treatment lasts three months to one year
- The treatment plan is suited to those who have already been through an inpatient program
- You spend at least 10 to 12 hours a week at the outpatient rehab center
Outpatient drug rehab centers are less restrictive than inpatient rehab but often best suited to those further along in their recovery. For example, residential treatment (where you stay on the premises) may be necessary for someone who needs to be closely monitored during his or her drug detox.
Programs That Can Support Recovery from Co-Occurring Disorders
With a severe addiction, drug detox can involve intense withdrawal symptoms. In these instances, ongoing medical support and pain management may be necessary. But in milder cases of addiction, outpatient medical detox may be safe and effective.
Generally speaking, the treatment options available at both our inpatient and outpatient rehab centers are similar. They include:
- Medical drug detox centers
- Therapy and counseling
- Education on both mental health and drug addiction
- Family therapy treatment program
- Group therapy program
- Alternative therapies such as yoga and meditation
- 12-step support groups
Reach Out to Promises Behavioral Health for Dual Diagnosis Treatment
If a loved one is struggling with both substance abuse and a mental health condition, dual diagnosis treatment will give them an opportunity to get back on their feet. Contact our team today at 844.875.5609 to hear more about this comprehensive solution.