Dual Diagnosis Treatment
People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol often experience mental health issues. Likewise, people who suffer from mental illness are likely to turn to drugs or alcohol in an attempt to cope with their symptoms.
When you are battling addiction and a mental health issue, we refer to that as a dual diagnosis. At Recovery Without Walls, we offer you personalized, confidential addiction treatment combined with psychotherapy and integrative healing methods to effectively address your dual diagnosis.
Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S. adults experienced both mental illness and a substance use disorder in 2018. Symptoms for people with a dual diagnosis may vary widely, which is why Recovery Without Walls works with you to address your specific needs during dual diagnosis treatment.
Symptoms of substance use disorder may include withdrawal from friends and family, sudden changes in behavior, and risky behaviors. Symptoms of a mental health condition can also vary greatly and can include extreme mood changes, confused thinking or problems concentrating, avoiding friends and social activities, and thoughts of suicide.
Common co-occurring disorders include…
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Eating Disorders
- Other mood disorders, like Seasonal Affective Disorder, Dysthymia, and Cyclothymic Disorder.
Addiction + Mood Disorder Treatment
The best treatment for dual diagnosis is an integrated approach, so you can receive care for both your diagnosed mental illness and your substance use disorder. At Recovery Without Walls, our personalized approach will determine your specific treatment plan. A few common elements of dual diagnosis treatment include:
Psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), in particular, can help you learn how to cope and change ineffective patterns of thinking, which may increase your risk of substance use.
Holistic Treatment. Recovery Without Walls utilizes an integrated approach that combines traditional wisdom with evidence-based medicine. Our provider network includes experts in acupuncture, massage therapy, detox, and more.
Medications. Our approach at Recovery Without Walls integrates leading-edge pharmacology with exceptional psychotherapy and nutritional support to provide you with the most effective healing approach for your physical and mental health as well as your continuing recovery.
Proper Nutrition and Supplementation. It is difficult to foster good mental health when your physical health is suffering. Our team works with you to develop a diet that includes all the appropriate nutrients to meet your needs. We also encourage our patients to exercise regularly as a part of their recovery.