Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

What to Expect from Dual Diagnosis Treatment CentersA large number of people who become addicted to drugs and alcohol also suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and even personality disorders. If this sounds like you or someone you know, going into a simple rehab clinic that solely focuses on the addiction may not solve the complex problem.It’s like a heavy smoker taking cough medication. Sure, the actual cough might suppress for a while but, as long as they’re smoking, it’s bound to return. Addicts can get clean but, if they don’t address the underlying psychological issues that caused them to become substance abusers, it’s incredibly likely that they will return to using.So, what’s the answer? Dual diagnosis treatment centers.Read more:

What to Expect From Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers: What are treatment centers?

These types of rehab clinics have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the high number of addicts who need psychological help. The idea behind alcohol and drug-related dual diagnosis treatment centers is that the medical professionals at your facility will work with you on both your addiction and your psychological challenges.By treating both issues at the same time, there is a higher likelihood that you’ll be able overcome your addiction for the long-term. Why? Because you’ll no longer have the urge to use substances brought on by or complicating your psychological issues.

What to Expect From Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers: What will you find at treatment centers?

Dual diagnosis treatment centers offer many of the same types of treatment you can find at traditional rehab clinics. You’ll experience and receive help through detox, you may work in groups, take classes, and have one-on-one and group therapy sessions.The difference is that everything that you do will be examined through the lens of your psychological disorder. What does that mean?
  • When you arrive at the clinic, one of the first things that will happen is you will be given a psychological evaluation and diagnosis.
  • After the doctors have determined what mental afflictions may be impacting your addiction, they will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan.
  • This plan will involve counseling and therapy not only for your addiction, but also to help you delve into the issues that led to your psychological disorder.
  • You may be given non-addictive psychological medication to normalize your brain chemistry.
  • You will likely be in treatment much longer than someone suffering from addiction on its own—at least if you want to reduce your chances of relapsing. Dual diagnosis treatment centers report the highest success rates for people who stay in their program for six months or longer.
Sources: US National Library of Medicine, National Alliance on Mental Illness Call-Today-for-Addiction-Help

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