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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Addicts are often unaware that their disease may actually be rooted in a co-occurring condition such as depression, anxiety or trauma. To treat their addiction, this underlying condition must be addressed at the very beginning of treatment. Called a dual diagnosis, this treatment includes an individualized approach to conquering addiction once and for all by getting to the heart of its causes.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Explained

Many addicts have a secondary emotional or psychiatric issue underlying their addiction. This may be an anxiety disorder, trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD or another psychological issue. Addiction is often developed from drug or alcohol use in response to undiagnosed or poorly treated mental health issues.

In dual diagnosis treatment, addiction is addressed along with psychiatric diagnosis. This begins with a comprehensive assessment upon entry to the treatment program. You may already be aware that you have an undiagnosed or undertreated psychiatric issue. Or you may be surprised to learn that your addiction isn’t the only cause of problems in your life. Fortunately, a co-occurring problem can be effectively treated.

Why Dual Diagnosis Treatment Is Important

Left untreated, conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, anxiety, compulsive disorders and ADHD create a high risk for relapse. Self-medication is a process of unknowingly using drugs or alcohol to mitigate symptoms of mental health conditions. In an unrecognized quest to feel better, addicts turn to illicit substances in an attempt to curb the effects of their illness. While drugs or alcohol may initially make the mental condition feel better, an endless cycle of fighting symptoms begins.

It’s also important to understand that mental illness is not anything to be ashamed of because many people share these conditions. Loved ones in addicts’ lives may dismiss the real issues by telling their suffering family member or friend to just do something active or stop being negative to feel better. But these real health issues are caused by actual chemical imbalances that can be treated with medical help. When treated, addicts can enjoy a fulfilling and productive life.

Residential Rehab for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

For effective dual diagnosis treatment and the best possible chance for long-term sobriety, therapy must be integrated and intensive. The residential setting of Recovery in Motion provides a structured environment in which to gain new coping skills and build self-confidence while restoring physical, emotional and psychological well-being. Housing is comfortable, with a 90-day program offering cost-effective, evidence-based treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy and art, music and yoga programs.

Residential dual diagnosis treatment works well for many reasons, including:

  • Clinical care can be provided 24 hours per day for patients needing intensive monitoring due to the nature of their addiction or psychiatric symptoms
  • Patients are able to focus solely on rehabilitation and wellness, with ready access to clinical professionals and associated resources
  • Deeper trust of caregivers can be fostered in a residential setting
  • Poorly motivated patients or those in denial can be provided with specialized attention without life distractions
  • Rehabilitation is self-paced within the secure and supportive surroundings
  • Peer connections are stronger in residential dual diagnosis treatment

At Recovery in Motion, we know that entering rehab is intimidating, particularly when a dual diagnosis exists. Addicts often have a fear of the unknown and struggle with change. But Recovery in Motion specializes in residential dual diagnosis treatment, with staff members who know the nuances of dual diagnosis well. They understand what you are going through and how to provide the most comfortable atmosphere possible.

Whether you’re dealing with addiction, or your loved one is struggling with substance abuse as part of a possible dual diagnosis, getting help as soon as possible is crucial. Call Recovery in Motion today at 844-810-1599. Beds are available right now. Get the effective treatment you need to reclaim your life from addiction.