According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately half of all individuals who experience substance use disorder also experience one or more mental health conditions, often referred to as dual diagnosis. With this high comorbidity, it is paramount that substance abuse programs provide dual diagnosis treatment to address both the substance use disorder and any underlying psychological conditions.
Since the symptoms of addiction and mental health often mimic each other, determining the course of treatment with a qualified professional is incredibly important. Some of the most common types of mental health conditions that co-occur with substance abuse are:
Attention deficit disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
General anxiety disorder
Major depressive disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder; Trauma
In our initial clinical assessment, our team will determine the best course of therapeutic treatment to address both the clients’ substance use disorder and any underlying psychological conditions. After the client has maintained a period of sobriety, our clinical team will re-evaluate the client’s dual diagnosis treatment approach to determine if any new course of action will be appropriate. Some of our therapeutic modalities for treating co-occurring disorders includes:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
If you or a loved one is currently struggling with co-occurring mental disorders and requires a program with dual diagnosis treatment, please contact our team today to learn more about our program.