Battling a double-edged sword
When people cope with multiple conditions simultaneously, they often encounter unique challenges during their treatment. Doctors might ignore or fail to notice one of the disorders, causing the patient’s health to grow worse over time. The multiple conditions might exacerbate each other, making patients more susceptible to relapse and/or additional psychiatric problems. For these reasons, recognizing and treating co-occurring conditions is vital.
At Sovereign Health, our dual diagnostic treatment centers treat individuals who are struggling with multiple mental health and/or substance dependencies, also known as co-occurring conditions. Here at Sovereign Health, we recognize that a patient’s primary diagnosis might obscure another underlying problem that is keeping him or her from getting well. For this reason, all of our patients receive an intensive physical and psychological evaluation prior to entering our program. Our highly trained, compassionate staff leaves no stone unturned when it comes to dual diagnosis rehabilitation.
Evidence-based treatments mark our mental health, addiction and other programs.
All our locations treat addiction and dual diagnosis, while some offer additional specialized programs.
We offer adults and adolescents residential, outpatient and other levels of care.
A multidisciplinary team works together to provide the best care for every diagnosis.
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What are co-occurring disorders?
Co-occurring disorders refer to the identification of two or more conditions coexisting within an individual. This unique type of diagnosis not only encompasses combinations of mental illnesses and addiction, but also includes the management of multiple mental disorders or addictive behaviors. For instance, a person with co-occurring disorders might have both obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia, depression and alcoholism, or alcoholism and opioid addiction, to name only a few examples. Dual diagnosis treatment is specifically designed for individuals who are coping with multiple disorders and wish to gain dual diagnosis recovery.