Dual Diagnosis Program for Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a complex disease that often comes hand in hand with other mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is crucial to identify and address these co-occurring disorders to provide effective and long-lasting recovery outcomes.

The Recovery Team specializes in offering comprehensive and individualized dual diagnosis programs that address both addiction and mental health issues simultaneously.

Our programs integrate evidence-based therapeutic approaches, medication management, holistic therapies, and peer support groups to create a multifaceted and comprehensive recovery plan.

We understand that seeking help for addiction and mental health disorders can be overwhelming and scary, but our compassionate and experienced team is here to provide guidance and support throughout the recovery journey.

Our dual diagnosis programs are designed to empower our clients and equip them with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to achieve lasting recovery and improve their overall well-being.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs

Dual diagnosis refers to the co-occurrence of a mental illness and a substance use disorder. Identifying and treating both conditions simultaneously can be challenging, as they often overlap and influence each other. Our integrated treatment model is designed to address both the substance use disorder and the mental health issues underlying it.

We offer long-term dual-diagnosis addiction treatment programs that provide multiple levels of care to ensure comprehensive and effective treatment. Our programs start with an intensive inpatient level of care that provides 24-hour medical supervision and therapy. This level of care is crucial for addressing acute withdrawal symptoms, managing any medical complications, and laying the foundation for sustained recovery.

As patients progress in their recovery journey, we offer more flexible levels of care, such as partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment. These programs allow clients to continue their treatment while gradually integrating back into their daily lives.

Our goal is to provide individualized and evidence-based treatment that addresses the complex needs of our clients. We understand that recovery is a lifelong journey, and we are committed to supporting our patients every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our dual diagnosis programs and how we can help you or your loved one achieve lasting recovery.

Common Mental Health Disorders Linked to Substance Abuse

Substance abuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand. Here are some of the most common mental health disorders linked to substance abuse:

Depression: People with depression may turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate and alleviate their symptoms, leading to substance abuse and addiction.

Anxiety disorders: Individuals with anxiety disorders may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with their feelings of fear, worry, and panic.

Bipolar disorder: People with bipolar disorder may turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate during their manic or depressive episodes, leading to substance abuse and addiction.

PTSD: Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with their trauma and feelings of anxiety and depression.

Personality disorders: People with personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder are at a higher risk of developing substance abuse and addiction.

It is important to address both the substance use disorder and the underlying mental health disorder in order to achieve successful and long-lasting recovery. Dual-diagnosis treatment programs can provide integrated care for both conditions simultaneously.

Signs of a Dual Diagnosis

Often, individuals with a dual diagnosis remain unaware of their condition. The erratic behavior and instability caused by addiction can make it challenging for family members and friends to recognize the signs of a co-occurring mental health disorder that requires specialized treatment.

Drug addiction can produce symptoms such as irritability, depression, anxiety, or paranoia, which may also indicate an underlying mental health problem. When a person quits using drugs, the untreated underlying problems come to the surface. Some common indicators of dual diagnosis include:

  • Difficulty maintaining stability while sober
  • Increasing failure to meet responsibilities
  • Decreasing time spent with family
  • Decreasing effort or energy at work or school
  • Distress and discomfort in sobriety

Dual diagnosis refers to the relationship between substance abuse and mental health disorders, which feed off each other and worsen symptoms. While substance abuse can mask underlying mental health issues, untreated mental health conditions can lead to increased drug use.

Treating Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is treated in rehab through an integrated treatment model that addresses both the addiction and the mental health disorder simultaneously. Treatment typically begins with a comprehensive assessment to determine the specific needs of the individual, including any co-occurring mental health disorders.

The first phase of treatment is usually detoxification, where the patient is monitored and supported through the process of withdrawing from the substance. This is followed by a combination of behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing, along with medication management to address the mental health disorder.

The goal of treatment is to help the patient manage symptoms of both the addiction and mental health disorder, learn coping skills, and develop healthy habits and routines to maintain long-term recovery. Treatment is often provided in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and aftercare support groups.

It’s important to note that dual diagnosis treatment is highly individualized, as every person’s needs and circumstances are unique. Therefore, treatment plans may vary based on factors such as the type and severity of the addiction and mental health disorder, as well as any co-occurring medical conditions.

Why Dual Diagnosis is Treated Differently

Dual diagnosis is treated differently because the presence of both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder requires a comprehensive and integrated approach to treatment. Simply addressing one disorder without addressing the other can lead to incomplete or ineffective treatment, as the two conditions often interact and reinforce each other.

For example, treating only the substance use disorder without addressing the underlying mental health condition may result in relapse, as the individual may turn back to drugs or alcohol to cope with unresolved emotional issues. On the other hand, addressing only the mental health condition without addressing the substance use disorder may also be ineffective, as the individual may continue to use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate and alleviate symptoms.

Therefore, dual diagnosis treatment focuses on addressing both conditions simultaneously, using a combination of medication, therapy, and support services to manage both the substance use disorder and the mental health condition. This approach can improve treatment outcomes and help individuals achieve long-term recovery.

Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

​Our rehab center provides a complete range of care options, starting from residential rehabilitation to partial hospitalization and outpatient programs. If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction, mental illness, or a dual diagnosis, we are committed to supporting you on your journey to recovery. Please contact one of our confidential counselors today at (800) 817-1247 to get more information about the programs we offer.

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