There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment program for addiction and mental health. The complexity of recovering from two distinct, yet overlapping diseases requires attention from a compassionate, committed therapy team and staff that can meet you where you are. You are not the only person going through this and our team is committed to your success.
Our treatment facility addresses co-occurring substance abuse, addiction, and mental health disorders, including:
A drug detox center serves as the first step in addiction treatments. This is the period when our patients can remove harmful drugs and alcohol from their bodies and start the path to a clean recovery.
Approximately 50% of people living with a mental disorder are also living with a substance abuse disorder. An untreated mental illness can lead a person to turn to alcohol or other substances to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms. Dual diagnosis treatment gives you the ability to receive substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment to reduce the risk of relapse.
At our dual diagnosis treatment center at Reward Path Recovery, you’ll not only undergo medical detox and rehabilitation but you will also receive counseling. Learning healthy coping mechanisms and receiving the necessary medication to treat your mental disorder can help you manage stress and take back control of your life.
What’s more, dual diagnosis treatment enables you to undergo a more effective medical detox. The withdrawal process can be challenging both physically and emotionally. When you have a mental disorder, the symptoms of your disorder may also become exacerbated by the withdrawal process.
While another treatment program may only be able to treat your substance abuse and withdrawal symptoms, our counselors and medical personnel at Reward Path Recovery can treat both your substance abuse and your mental health. Dual diagnosis treatment allows you to be fully supported during your medical detox and rehabilitation. At Reward Path Recovery, we have the professional and experienced care you need.
Dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorder, recognizes the unique issues that occur when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder simultaneously. Either one can occur first and one often lends itself to the other.
When mental health issues are pitted as a root cause of addiction and not treated in a dual diagnosis program, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or bipolar disorder can feel trapped by their mental health issue. Treatment that only addresses substance abuse simply provides a band-aid for the underlying issues. The deeper mental health issues must also be addressed.
“With a substance abuse disorder, it’s imperative to treat the co-occurring disorder simultaneously, because they are happening simultaneously,” says Grant. “The disorders also overlap so much that you could be missing an element into a patient’s addiction if you did not also treat their co-occurring diagnosis.”
Mental illness can affect anyone; therefore, a dual diagnosis can be present in anyone. Certain types of mental illnesses are more likely to be part of a dual diagnosis than others. The most common mental illnesses associated with dual diagnosis are mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder. However, sometimes a mental disorder is present due to the substance abuse.
“In early sobriety, it is challenging to differentiate between what is an authentic mental health diagnosis and how much of a patient’s mental health diagnosis is presenting due to their substance use,” says Reward Path Recovery’s Rehab’s Clinical Director, Tabitha Grant. “Using drugs and alcohol can mask and even mimic the symptoms of mental health problems.”
Reward Path Recovery is one of the top centers for addiction treatment Ventury County has to offer. We provide drug and alcohol rehab and dual diagnosis treatment in a modern, luxury setting so you can recover in a comfortable and stress-free environment. To learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment center or for more information about our treatment services, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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