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Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis is a very specialized form of substance abuse treatment that includes addressing psychological issues that may be the cause or result of an addiction. Studies show that addiction is often not the only disorder that addicted individuals face; rather, a combination of underlying emotional and psychological issues may be the foundation of the substance abuse or may contribute to the addict’s use of the toxic substance.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 7 million adults struggled with both substance abuse and mental health disorders in 2014.

Dual diagnosis is a hallmark of Destination Hope’s treatment program. Our treatment team is experienced in mental health and drug and alcohol addiction and can help you address underlying issues that may be fueling your reliance on substances. In order to be successful in recovery, co-occurring conditions must be treated from the start.

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Substance abuse is sometimes sparked by treatment for a mental disorder. Some may use prescriptions to fuel their addiction while others may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to control their symptoms. The goal of a dual diagnosis treatment program is to help each individual overcome their addiction and develop a clear plan for their future to manage their mental health and thrive in a sober life.

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