Co Occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis Addiction Therapy

Did you know that if you have an addiction, chances are you have a co-occurring addiction? However, you do not have to worry. We help to diagnose and provide Dual Diagnosis treatment so you can get your life back on track.

This is an innovation that is still relatively new in the mental health and substance recovery field. Prior to 1990, if an individual was diagnosed with a mental health disorder like anxiety and depression, mood swings, or delusional behavior, those patients were treated separately from those who sought treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. When these conditions coincide in someone, they were often denied any type of treatment for their psychiatric symptoms until they were treated for the substance use disorders.

Unfortunately, the cause for substance abuse is often an underlying mental illness. This means that those who have dually diagnosed mood disorders do not get the assistance with Dual Diagnosis treatment they desperately need. The good news is that we have the resources and compassionate staff to help you overcome both.

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What Is Different About Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs?

In the 21st century, our recovery for Dual Diagnosis blends the aspects of mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment for the most successful cooccurring disorders treatment possible.

Instead of drawing lines between addiction and psychiatric health, we treat these areas in continuum. Our clinicians are trained and have the necessary credentials to provide treatment for addiction and mental health disorders that are co-occurring. We have dedicated rehab centers that offer integrative treatment and recovery services that are customized for cooccurring disorder clients.

Recent reports from the United States Department Health and Human Services show that only around 12 percent of the more than 4 million adults with Dual Diagnosis actually receive the addiction recovery treatment they need.

So, if you have met the diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder like depression or schizophrenia, and you have been diagnosed with an addictive behavior like gambling or alcoholism, we may classify you as having Dual Diagnosis when you begin your addiction therapy treatment.

How To Increase Your Chances Of Full Recovery With Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment
To help increase your odds of full recovery from Dual Diagnosis, we take the appropriate measures in your care plan. This includes:

• We parallel your treatment of substance misuse and mental health disorder with our team of highly trained treatment counselors
• We acknowledge the importance of antidepressants and other psychotherapeutic medications
• We offer a supportive approach to our treatments and therapies that helps to reinforce self-confidence and build self-esteem
• We offer treatment plans that are all-inclusive

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How A Dual Diagnosis Is Determined

For our addiction professionals at our treatment center to determine you have Dual Diagnosis, you will need to meet the qualifications for mental health disorders as defined by The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and mental health services administration. Contained in this manual is the guideline that mental health professionals refer to when diagnosing and treating patients in diverse types of clinical settings.

A qualified counselor, physician, therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist is able to give you a Dual Diagnosis if you have a mental health disorder and an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or gambling.

Some mental health conditions we treat:

>> generalized anxiety disorder
>> attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder
>> hyperactive disorder
>> eating disorder
>> stress disorder
>> borderline personality disorder
>> posttraumatic stress disorder
>> bipolar disorder

Some of our treatment plans include:

>> smart recovery
>> cognitive behavioral therapy
>> alcohol rehab
>> trauma therapy

Getting this mental health and addiction diagnosis by one our professionals may be the relief you have been seeking for many years, especially if you have had an undiagnosed mental health disorder for some time. If you have been plagued with depression anxiety, suicidal thoughts and feelings of sadness and hopeless, you may have a sense of hope once your condition is connected to a name. We have learned over the years that patients feel better once they know they have a named condition because there is a greater chance for it to be treated.

Signs And Symptoms

Before our mental illness and substance treatment facility can give you a diagnosis, we will allow one of our drug addictions specialists or cooccuring substance professionals to evaluate you. However, you do not need any specialized drug and alcohol detox training to know that something is wrong with you or one of your loved ones and staging an intervention.

There are some common signs that you should be aware of such as:

• Abandoning family and friends to hang out with someone new
• Having a challenging time with work and/or school commitments
• Stealing or lying to maintain addictive behavior
• Sleeping all day, staying awake at night
• Seeking a larger amount of alcohol, drugs or thrill-seeking behavior to get a bigger rush

The only way you can know for sure if you or someone you love has a drug or alcohol and cooccurring mental health issue, you should contact our addiction treatment center. We have mental health and chemical dependency specialists who have backgrounds in severe mental illnesses and psychiatric disorders. During intake, our specialists and counselors will look over your psychiatric history, check to see if you are on psychiatric medication, and look at any substance abuse and mental patterns you may have.

We understand there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment approaches when a person needs Dual Diagnosis treatment. There are a broad range of mental health disorders, and when these orders are combined with addictive alcohol or drug behavior, treatment can become more complicated. Contact us today to learn more about our services and treatment options and the different ways we can help you get on the road to recovery on our family program.


All patients will need to go through an insurance verification process before being invited to our substance abuse and mental health facility.