Dual Diagnosis programs are just one of many different types of rehab programs available. Dual Diagnosis treatment programs are designed for a common issue in addiction treatment. Many who struggle with addiction also have other complex mental health issues including but not limited to depression or anxiety. These issues can be the underlying cause or just accompany the addiction. Dual Diagnosis programs are meant to treat both the addiction and the mental health issues.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment: What is it?
Dual Diagnosis programs are designed to treat both mental health issues as well as addiction. These issues are often intertwined, and one will not resolve without treating the other. Mental health issues and addiction can cause a spiral effect that is very dangerous, they can feed one another to disastrous consequences.
Exploring how these issues feed one another and breaking the cycle is an important part of dual diagnosis treatment.
How do I know if Dual Diagnosis treatment is for me?
If you have an addiction problem and feel anxious, depressed, or have any mental health issue then dual diagnosis treatment could be for you. Here is a list of mental health issues that are common and co-occurring:
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Eating disorders
If you have any of these mental health issues and an addiction of any kind then dual diagnosis treatment could be the right choice for you.
What happens in Dual Diagnosis treatment?
In dual diagnosis treatment mental health issues get an equal amount of care as the addiction issues. It consists mostly of one on one therapy that explores how one issue feeds the other and examining healthy ways to deal with these issues in order to break the cycle. You and your therapist will develop habits, strategies, and coping mechanisms to help you better manage your life.
There may also be group activities, outdoor therapy or holistic practices in these types of programs.
Get started today with Dual Diagnosis Treatment at New Leaf Detox & Treatment in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California
Addiction is difficult to overcome, and even more so when you have a mental health issue that goes along with that. Dual diagnosis treatment is specialized and intense, designed to get you the help you need. If you are struggling with mental health and addiction the please contact us today at our Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano facility, and let us help you begin your journey to a better sober life.