Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The term dual diagnosis refers to individuals who experience co-occurring mental health disorders with substance-use.

Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Program

The term dual diagnosis refers to individuals who experience co-occurring mental health disorders with substance-use. An example of a co-occurring disorder could include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, or other emotional or psychiatric problems that co-occur with substance abuse. Dual diagnosis treatment requires specialized training and a history of successfully working with dual diagnosis individuals in order to be able to accurately treat both disorders at the same time.

Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Program

The term dual diagnosis refers to individuals who experience co-occurring mental health disorders with substance-use. An example of a co-occurring disorder could include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, or other emotional or psychiatric problems that co-occur with substance abuse. Dual diagnosis treatment requires specialized training and a history of successfully working with dual diagnosis individuals in order to be able to accurately treat both disorders at the same time.

Expect

What To Expect

In a dual diagnosis program, clients work with both addiction and mental health professionals in order to achieve their goal of stabilizing and maintain their recovery. Dual Diagnosis treatment often begins with a comprehensive assessment of the individual’s clinical and medical history.

In Dual Diagnosis programs, clients have consistent daily groups to focus on their psychiatric symptoms, as well as their addictive behaviors. Clients also meet in recovery-focused groups in order to understand the addictive process, manage cravings, utilize community support, and prevent relapse. Treatment methods that are typically practiced in dual diagnosis programs include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and social integration.

In dual diagnosis groups, addiction disorder specialists utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches in ways that match the individual needs of the person recovering from mental illness and addiction. In dual diagnosis treatment, individual one on one sessions with an assigned therapist and psychiatrist are utilized to define goals and address both mental challenges, as well as substance-use challenges.

Most treatment plans are flexible and individualized to each client, meaning that the treatment experience will vary depending upon the unique needs of an individual. Dual diagnosis treatment is more personalized.

Common elements of a dual diagnosis program include:

Medication management

Dual-recovery focused treatment

Mood stabilization and monitoring by doctors

Relapse prevention planning

Education on coping skills for managing mental health disorders

Resolution of underlying issues contributing to dual diagnosis

Wellness and Nutrition Groups

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Recreational Therapy

Counseling with family or significant others to increase awareness about dual diagnosis

Thorough discharge planning and continuing care solutions

Dual-Diagnosis

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Process

Roughly half of the clients at LA Treatment Center are not only struggling with an addiction, they’re also dealing with a co-occurring mental health disorder. By utilizing dual diagnosis mental health treatment, we are able to give these clients the best possible shot at recovery by treating both the co-occurring mental health disorder and the addiction concurrently.

In instances where clients who are dealing with a co-occurring mental health disorder attend a drug rehab facility that does not provide dual diagnosis treatment, those clients may have their addiction dealt with only to return to substance abuse after graduating from the program. By providing dual diagnosis treatment, we maximize our client’s chances of attaining their recovery goal.

Therapeutic Support

Therapeutic Support in Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

Our counseling staff is available around the clock to help you cope with addiction recovery & other co-occurring mental health disorders. This will help to reassure you that all of your needs will be taken care of, and that you will not be tempted to return to the addictive behavior once it is broken. In addition, your safety will be always be assured with supervised detox & 24/7 therapeutic support.

During your time at our dual-diagnosis treatment facility, you’ll take part in several varieties of therapy. These will include individual therapy sessions, in which you meet with one of our addiction counselors one-on-one in order to discuss your most intimate thoughts regarding your addiction. These sessions will prove invaluable in identifying aspects of yourself you’ll want to concentrate on during your tenure LA Treatment Center.

You’ll also take part in group therapy sessions with your peers in the dual diagnosis program. During these sessions, you’ll hear the stories of other clients, as well as share your own story. This group may well provide you with the foundation for you own sober support network, which will prove invaluable once you’ve graduated from our program.

If you believe that you or a loved one needs help, please contact us by calling (888)200-4926. Our dual-diagnosis specialists will arrange for a free assessment, answer any questions you may have and provide you with the resources to set you on the road to recovery. In most cases, we can admit new patients within 24 hours of the initial contact.

You and your loved ones do not have to keep hurting. Contact us today to start the rest of your life in a positive way.