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Dual Diagnosis Counseling

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe when an individual suffers from a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, such as alcoholism or drug addiction. We understand that managing dual diagnosis can be a real challenge. That’s why we are committed to providing comprehensive treatment for individuals suffering from addiction and mental health disorders. Our evidence-based treatment program is tailored to your individual needs and is designed to help you manage the symptoms of both disorders. We provide medication management, individual and family therapy, educational classes, and holistic therapies such as adventure and music therapy, intending to help you develop the skills necessary to live your best life.

Dual Diagnosis

What is dual diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders, refers to the presence of both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder. In simpler terms, it means that a person is dealing with addiction and a mental health issue at the same time.

What is an example of dual diagnosis?

An example of dual diagnosis is a person who struggles with alcohol addiction and depression at the same time. In this case, the substance abuse disorder and mental health disorder are co-occurring, which can make treatment more complex.

What are the most common mental health disorders associated with dual diagnosis?

The most common mental health disorders associated with dual diagnosis are depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. It’s important to note that each individual’s experience with dual diagnosis is unique and may involve different combinations of substance abuse and mental health disorders.

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What is the best treatment for dual diagnosis?

The best treatment for dual diagnosis can vary depending on the individual’s specific needs and circumstances. However, a combination of medication and therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), has shown to be effective in managing both the substance abuse disorder and mental health disorder.

How is dual diagnosis treated?

Dual diagnosis is typically treated through a combination of medication and therapy. This may include medication to manage symptoms of the mental health disorder, as well as behavioral therapies to address the underlying issues contributing to the substance abuse.

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