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Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis… sounds a little strange, but maybe more familiar than you’re comfortable with, right? That’s because most people see or experience cases of dual diagnosis before understanding what it actually is. We can thank the suffocating stigma around both addiction and mental health for the fact that such a common phenomenon is so uncommonly talked about. But it’s important to understand the ways addiction and mental illness coexist. Here’s a little clarity:

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Each Problem Exacerbates the Other

Dual diagnosis is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance abuse problem simultaneously.

Either one can develop first. A person experiencing a mental health condition may turn to drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication to improve the troubling mental health symptoms they experience.

Abusing substances can also lead to mental health problems because of the effects drugs have on a person’s moods, thoughts, brain chemistry and behavior.

Defeat the Stigma

People with Mental Illness & Addiction Deserve to Get the Help They Need

of people experiencing mental illness struggle with addiction
1 out of
of drug addicts report experiencing mental illness
Less than
of dual diagnosis individuals receive treatment for both conditions

Types of Therapy

Case Manager We assign an individual case manager to assess each client's needs, form an action plan, and monitor progress through the phases. Our low manager to client ratio ensures that each client gets the high level of attention that true recovery requires. Client Therapy Our staff psychologists have been around the block when it comes to addiction treatment. Each understands that substance abuse is rooted in both physiological AND emotional dependency, and that those emotional needs can only be addressed on a one-on-one basis. Group Therapy Group therapy helps clients to learn new ways to open up with their feelings and be honest with others. This…

Types of Therapy