Dual diagnosis treatment is an effective form of treatment for anyone struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. In this article you’ll learn what dual diagnosis treatment can address and the potential treatments available for co occurring disorders.

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

It’s common for individuals with substance use disorders to also suffer from mental disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment is a type of mental health treatment for individuals trying to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction who also have a mental health disorder. It’s a very effective form of addiction treatment because it addresses both the underlying mental health condition as well as the addiction, getting to the true root of the substance abuse itself.

Mental Health Conditions Addressed in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program

A dual diagnosis treatment program can address numerous conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • And many others

If you think you might suffer from any of the above conditions, you might benefit from an addiction treatment program that specializes in co occuring disorders. Contact a mental health professional or addiction specialist to learn more and for a potential diagnosis.

Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The benefits of dual diagnosis treatment include:

1. Increased Chance of Recovery

Since this type of treatment addresses both the drug addiction and any co-occurring mental illness, individuals have a much higher chance of obtaining sobriety for the long-term.

2. Improved Mental Health

When someone receives dual diagnosis treatment, they are learning how to be more aware of any negative thought patterns, engage in more positive self-talk, feel empowered, and change any self-destructive behaviors to healthy ones.

3. A Better Understanding Of Yourself

Dual diagnosis gives individuals a deeper look into their past experiences and teaches them to identify any triggers they might have that cause them to want to use drugs. The result is not only reaching sobriety, but having a better understanding of who they are as a person.

What To Expect with Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Our dual diagnosis treatment utilizes innovative therapies through a variety of outpatient programs based on the needs of each individual client we serve. These programs include:

When someone participates in one of the above programs, they will develop healthier coping strategies and problem-solving abilities for long-term sobriety.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is also used to help clients create improved self-talk for more constructive behavioral patterns.

Medication-Assisted Treatment can help to eliminate intense cravings for alcohol, create mental stability, and enable individuals to participate more fully in therapy.

Additional therapies include mindfulness stress reduction, motivational interviewing therapy, and family therapy programs.

Get Dual Diagnosis Treatment For Drug Addiction Today

At Paramount Recovery Centers, we provide respectful, compassionate, and innovative dual diagnosis treatment in Massachusetts. Our outpatient addiction treatment programs help individuals overcome their substance use disorder and any co-occurring mental health disorder. Each program is customized based on each guest’s psychological and emotional health.

We’re here to help you overcome substance abuse and live the life you deserve.