Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Nearly half of all individuals who struggle with addiction also have a mental health disorder. Treatment is most effective when the mental health condition and addiction use disorder are treated simultaneously.
Updated October 19, 2021
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What Is A Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is when an individual has been diagnosed with one or more mental health conditions alongside substance use disorders. Most individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder frequently also suffer from a mental health condition.
There are several types of dual diagnosis treatment. The treatment will vary depending on the specific combinations of disorders. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy has been developed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder.
Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis
It’s not always easy to differentiate mental health symptoms from substance use disorder. Sometimes the signs of an addiction could be similar to those of a mental illness, but it does not always mean that both conditions are present.
Signs of a dual diagnosis can include:
Common Mental Health Conditions and Addiction
There are a few disorders that frequently present alongside an addiction. Many times, these disorders are the underlying cause of addiction. This is why it is important to never ignore any symptoms of a mental health condition when it comes to an individual’s long-term recovery.
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Many individuals are prescribed stimulants to treat their ADHD, which are addictive and can lead to a toxic pattern of addiction.
- Depressions affect 1 in 10 adults in the United States. Many of those individuals try to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol.
- Borderline Personality Disorder and addiction often occur together. Over a third of individuals with BPD have abused substances at some point in their life.
Celadon Recovery is well versed in addiction & mental health disorders. Regardless of specific concerns and different diagnoses, the interdisciplinary treatment is able to approach each individual with care and concern, finding an approach that is as unique as each individual.
Treatment Is Ongoing
Celadon Recovery understands the therapeutic process is a lifelong commitment; to the individual, to the families, to recovery, and to wellness. Celadon Recovery offers a step-down process and guidance through every level of care. We are dedicated to individuals receiving services aftercare, offering intensive outpatient, outpatient, telehealth medication management and services, as well as an alumni program, as we are only a phone call away!
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