Dual Diagnosis Treatment
What is Dual Diagnosis?
The term dual diagnosis refers to someone who is suffering from both a drug or alcohol addiction and a co-occurring mental illness, such as depression. Dual diagnosis treatment is an area of addiction medicine that has rapidly grown in recent years, which has led to better understanding and advances in treatment.
How Common is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders as it sometimes referred to, is more common than you think. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association:
• 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers have at least one serious mental illness.
• Nearly one-third of individuals with a mental health disorder abuses drugs and/or alcohol
Drug and alcohol addiction often co-occurs with the following mental health disorders:
• Anxiety disorders
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Bipolar disorder
If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from dual diagnosis, call us now at (877) 392-3342 or chat with us online. Our admissions counselors are available to answer your questions 24/7.
Why Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment So Complex?
The two co-occurring illnesses can actually exacerbate each other, and it can be difficult to determine which symptoms are caused by which disorder. For example, drug and alcohol use can mask psychiatric symptoms and vice versa. That is why finding a quality dual diagnosis treatment center can make the difference between success and failure in recovery.
In order for your addiction treatment to be effective, both of your illnesses must be treated concurrently. Often, repeated relapses are a result of not having addressed underlying issues and co-occurring mental health disorders in previous treatment settings.
Effective Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders
Our intensive, 35-day dual diagnosis treatment program will help you recover from addiction and manage your mental health disorder.
Once you arrive at our facility, you will receive an extensive evaluation from a psychiatrist and licensed therapist. This assessment will allow us to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your addiction, mental health disorder and lifestyle. Individual and group therapy, life skills training and recreational therapy are some of the treatments that will be incorporated into your treatment plan.
Don’t Delay the Recovery Process Any Longer
Over the years, we have successfully treated numerous patients with co-occurring disorders. We understand how co-occurring disorders can turn your life upside down. However, with the proper treatment you can find freedom from addiction and relief from mental illness.
Take the first step towards recovery today and call at (877) 392-3342. We are here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.