Wouldn’t it be convenient if all health matters arrived in neat little packages so that doctors and psychologists could focus on one thing at a time? Unfortunately in real life it doesn’t work that way. It’s possible for a patient to be diagnosed with more than one ailment at a time, and each one needs to be treated. There are many common mental illnesses in dual diagnosis, and many people suffer from one without even realizing it.
At The Dunes East Hampton, we see clients who need treatment for drug or alcohol addiction but who also need help with mental health concerns at the same time. A client in that situation has a dual diagnosis, and both conditions need appropriate treatment if he or she is going to get well and move forward into long-term sobriety.
Mental health conditions are not uncommon in people who also have substance abuse issues. In some cases, they start using drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with the symptoms of their mental health disorder, either because they don’t know or understand what is happening to them or because they are hesitant about seeking treatment.
It’s also possible to develop a mental health issue once an addiction has taken hold, such as in a situation where a person develops a case of depression after using drugs or alcohol for a time.
Common Mental Illnesses In Dual Diagnosis
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
These are the most common mental illnesses in dual diagnosis treatment programs. Many people self-medicate with substances in order to manage the symptoms from their mental illnesses. Treating the mental illness alongside the addiction is the only way to maintain a long lasting recovery.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment At The Dunes East Hampton
At The Dunes East Hampton, we treat addiction as a disorder that can manifest in a number of ways. We also know that there are many common mental illnesses in dual diagnosis and addiction, so we created a luxury rehab experience designed to tackle both.
We understand that each client we see not only has a different story, but will have different needs as well. In order to effectively treat the causes of addiction, the first step is to remove all chemicals from our clients’ system. Then we develop an individualized addiction treatment program. That includes teaching them a holistic approach on how to live a sober lifestyle that includes healthy behavior choices to replace their prior unhealthy patterns.
The mental health concern is treated concurrently as the addiction. We have various treatment options available so that each patient receives proper care for his or her needs. Depending on the concern, the treatment plan may include, but not limited to: family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, spiritual counseling, or pharmacotherapy.
We can provide safe and effective help for your loved one who needs dual diagnosis treatment.
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