Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Our dual diagnosis treatment programs help you rebuild your life. You’ll get substance abuse and mental health treatment grounded in research. Our addiction and mental health professionals have years of experience helping clients recover from co-occurring disorders. We can help you too.
What Is Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Like?
We are licensed and trained to treat a range of conditions that co-occur with substance abuse. These include issues like:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders
- Disordered eating
- Intimacy disorders
- Personality disorders
You’ll participate in individual and group therapy to process emotions. These experiences help you develop addiction recovery skills and relapse prevention strategies. We offer a blend of treatment options depending on your needs.
Assessing Your Physical and Behavioral Health
Treatment for dual diagnosis begins with a thorough assessment. Our treatment team will identify mental health issues that are fueling substance abuse. If you’re already diagnosed with psychiatric disorders we’ll confirm or revise them. We’ll assess the extent of substance abuse and its damage to your physical and mental health.
Creating a Personalized Treatment Plan
We use the information from our assessments to create an integrated treatment approach. We finely tune addiction and mental health treatments to your individual needs. You’ll benefit from a dual diagnosis program that considers your:
- Substance use disorder
- Mental health diagnosis
- Preferences and beliefs
- Length of stay
We adjust your treatment plan as your needs change.
Detoxing From Drugs and Alcohol
You may need to undergo detox depending on the severity of your substance abuse. Detox from drugs and alcohol is safe and comfortable. Your treatment team eases withdrawal symptoms with medication and alternative approaches. We attend to any discomfort from withdrawal symptoms immediately. We monitor you around the clock to ensure safety and comfort.
Participating in Individual and Group Therapy
You’ll build a trusting relationship with a primary therapist. Behavior therapy sessions give you a chance to do intense work on roadblocks to long-term recovery. Our therapists have diverse skills in many types of psychotherapy and alternative strategies. They’ll craft a treatment approach that best supports your long-term recovery. Your therapist will help you explore underlying issues like:
- Triggers for drugs/alcohol abuse
- Relationship problems
- Feelings of poor self-worth
- Mental health concerns
- Unhealthy thought patterns
You’ll also participate in several group therapy sessions each day. Group therapy is an important component of dual diagnosis treatment. It offers an opportunity for connections with peers in recovery. You’ll hear from people sharing similar problems as you. You’ll learn how to better communicate and build self-esteem and resiliency. Our treatment team provides expert guidance in group therapy sessions. We help you address topics relevant to your recovery journey.
Healing for Loved Ones
Substance abuse and mental illness impact the entire family. We offer family therapy so loved ones can begin healing as well. Family therapy provides a safe space to discuss difficult issues. A mental health professional will help you and your loved ones communicate better. You’ll learn healthy ways to support each other.
Living in Comfort
You’ll recover in comfort at our dual diagnosis rehab centers. We want you to concentrate on getting better, not what’s lacking in your environment. That’s why our residences are welcoming and comfortable. Bedrooms and gathering areas include plush furnishings and warm decor. Our dual diagnosis treatment programs are set in serene locations. Many clients find the surrounding nature soothing and restorative.
Preparing for Life After Treatment
A dual diagnosis treatment program is the first step in recovery. We’ll also prepare you for the next step. With a toolbox of healthy coping skills, you’re positioned to succeed in long-term recovery. Your treatment plan includes aftercare planning. We’ll connect you with resources to help you continue on your recovery journey. These may include:
- Step-down treatments such as outpatient rehab
- Sober-living residences
- Support groups like the 12 Steps
- Psychiatric care
- Individual therapy appointments
- Family therapy appointments
Why Consider Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs?
People with a dual diagnosis are at high risk for relapse if they don’t receive comprehensive treatment. Some research shows people with dual diagnosis don’t do as well in outpatient rehab if they don’t attend inpatient rehab first. Researchers attribute this to less engagement in treatment. Inpatient dual diagnosis treatment gives you space and time to work on issues. You’ll have distance from triggers in everyday life.
Inpatient rehab helps you work intensely on the following components of co-occurring mental health issues:
Self-Medicating With Substances
People with a mental illness such as depression or anxiety often use alcohol or drugs to manage their symptoms. But substance abuse has side effects that can worsen or prolong the symptoms of mental illness. Substance abuse no longer numbs or relieves mental illness symptoms over time. It can be extremely difficult to break self-medicating tactics without the help of mental health professionals. This is especially true if you don’t replace them with healthy ones.
Substance Abuse May Make Mental Health Problems Worse
Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters. This can make anxiety and depression symptoms worse. Using alcohol or drugs may increase the symptoms of mental illness or trigger new symptoms. Interactions between alcohol and drugs and certain medications such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers and anti-anxiety medications may also make these medications ineffective. Inpatient psychiatric care can parse out mental health symptoms that stem from substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms or an actual underlying mental illness. Mental health professionals can tweak the treatment approach as appropriate.
The Risk of Underlying Mental Illness May Increase With Substance Abuse
Mental disorders are caused by a complex interplay between genetics and the environment. Abuse of alcohol and drugs can bring out mental illness symptoms in people genetically predisposed. This makes addiction and mental health treatment more complex. Inpatient rehab addresses the biological and psychological components of addiction recovery. Residential care at a dual diagnosis treatment center can help manage mental health symptoms. It provides space to develop healthy coping skills for long-term sobriety.
Learn More About Co-Occurring Disorders
When people suffer from alcohol or drug addictions, accompanying mental health disorders are known as co-occurring disorders or a comorbidity. This condition is also known as a dual diagnosis. People with psychiatric disorders often turn to drugs, alcohol or other destructive behaviors. This is an attempt to ease symptoms from conditions like depression, posttraumatic stress disorder or anxiety.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 7 million people in the U.S. struggle with substance abuse and at least one mental health disorder.
Mental health conditions common in people with alcohol and drug addictions include:
- Mood disorders: Mood disorders like depression, bipolar disorder and dysthymia commonly co-occur with addictive behavior. One study found one-third of participants with major depressive disorder also had a substance use disorder.
- Anxiety: People struggling with drug addictions and alcohol abuse may also have anxiety. Common co-occurring anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders: Some research shows 65-90% of people with personality disorders have substance use disorders. High-risk personality disorders include:
- Borderline personality disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Eating disorders: Some data shows around 50% of people with an eating disorder struggle with drug abuse or alcohol addiction.
- Other psychiatric disorders: People with alcohol and drug addictions may also have psychiatric disorders such as schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia.
A Better Life Is Possible
Take back your life at our dual diagnosis treatment centers. Our clinicians are licensed and trained to treat the range of psychiatric conditions that co-occur with substance abuse. The admission process is simple and we take most insurances.
It’s possible to live the life you want. Call us today. The conversation is free and confidential: 844-876-5568.
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