Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center
Battling a double-edged sword
Dual diagnosis refers to the identification of two or more conditions coexisting within an individual. Also known as co-occurring disorders, this unique type of diagnosis not only encompasses combinations of mental illnesses and addiction, but also includes the management of multiple mental issues or addictive behaviors.
The mental, emotional and social strains of co-occurring disorders are a heavy burden for someone to deal with when untreated, especially while related conditions exacerbate or pile onto one another. People struggling with coexisting conditions are also more susceptible to relapse, additional psychiatric problems, and becoming a threat to themselves and others. Given the complexity of these interwoven pathologies, patients with co-occurring disorders may require more extensive treatment, transition slower through the recovery process or have to overcome more obstacles along the way.
Many patients are unaware of their co-occurring conditions. Therefore, behavioral health treatment providers that specialize in the detection of more complex issues offer a much better chance at a full recovery. At Sovereign Health, we thoroughly assess patients before treatment begins in order to determine and target all the specific conditions that are present. By doing so, our clinicians treat both the symptoms and the disease. Every one of our patients will receive an expert level of care that directly targets his or her specific symptoms.
Most of all, the main cost of treatment is the irreplaceable investment in a life-changing and holistically healthy future.
What are the symptoms associated with co-occurring disorders?
Since a dual diagnosis may be comprised of either mental disorders, addictive dependencies or both, loved ones must become familiar with all of the possible symptoms. It is essential to know the indicators of addiction, which include:
- Feeling a compulsion to use the drug regularly
- Failing to stop using the drug
- Making sure the drug is always available
- Spending money on drugs even though one cannot afford it
- Stealing or committing other illegal acts to get funds for drugs
- Feeling the drug is needed to deal with everyday problems
- Driving or doing other risky activities while under the influence
- Increasing the amount of time spent on obtaining, using and recovering from drug use
Since symptoms will vary between specific psychological conditions, loved ones must also be aware of the unique characteristics of the following mental illnesses that commonly accompany addiction:
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Panic disorder
- Other anxiety disorders
Lastly, if an individual experiences repeated relapses or setbacks even after completing different forms of treatment, a major factor in not achieving recovery could be an underlying condition or undiagnosed addiction. For those struggling with these coexisting disorders, it is vital that all of them are recognized and addressed before their symptoms intensify.
What does the dual diagnosis program at Sovereign Health have to offer?
Following the initial three-step assessment upon admission, our catalog of programs is specialized to the patient’s personal needs and utilizes a dynamic combination of therapeutic methodologies. For example, if a person has a substance-based dependence, a mandatory detox will be completed first. In addition, all treatment plans will include individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and process group sessions that cover various topics. Other treatment options include:
- Nutritional counseling
- Equine therapy
- Brain wellness
No two patients have an identical set of needs, so every patient at Sovereign is diagnosed and treated on an individual basis. All these steps and precautions are taken to optimize one’s recovery, regardless of how many conditions a patient may have.
Why choose Sovereign as your dual diagnosis treatment provider?
One of the most distinguishing features that sets Sovereign apart from the rest of the rehab facilities is our focus on mental issues, even when the primary ailment is abuse or addiction. This is especially important in the case of co-occurring disorders. Most treatment providers only combat the use of drugs and fail to notice the hidden disorder lurking within, which can lead to continued complications.
You can feel secure that the best possible treatment is available for you or your family member at Sovereign Health. In addition to treating all of the conditions an admitted individual may have, the holistic approach we employ also incorporates the role of loved ones in recovery, with the ultimate goal of ending the cycle of addiction and affliction once and for all. Every effort is made to provide each one of our patients an optimal health outcome.