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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual Diagnosis is a term commonly used in substance abuse and addiction treatment. By definition Dual Diagnosis is when a patient suffers from both a mental illness and a problematic substance abuse/addiction condition. This can also be referred to as co-occurring disorders.

A New Start, Inc. specializes in Dual Diagnosis treatment. There are many mental health disorders that co-occur with substance abuse:

shutterstock_265901390 (1)According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 37% of individuals that suffer from alcoholism, and 53% of those in active addiction suffer from at least one mental illness. Almost one third of those suffering from mental illness also struggle with drug or alcohol addiction.

Substance abuse and addiction usually come into play when the person suffering from a mental illness start to “self medicate” with drugs or alcohol. Many of those who suffer from addiction problems see drugs and alcohol as a way to ease their mental disorders. This usually goes unnoticed until the drug and alcohol use consume their life. If you or someone you know has been experiencing these issues; professional treatment is needed as soon as possible.

Treatment for Dual Diagnosis and Why It Is So Important:

It is crucial to treat these co-occurring disorders at the same time, because both disorders play off of each other. Often when dealing with a dual diagnosis, it can be difficult to see which behavior is caused by which disorder. Patients with dual diagnosis are known for relapse because their mental illness was overlooked in previous treatment. Choosing a reliable treatment center and program is an important decision, it can determine your success in recovery.

Recovery from Dual Diagnosis Disorder

At A New Start, Inc. we have successfully treated many patients who suffer from a co-occurring disorder with our intensive outpatient dual diagnosis treatment. With our individualized treatment plans, we know from day one, which patients fall into the dual diagnosis category.

We have a variety of dual diagnosis treatments that are taught by our highly skilled therapists and clinicians. Some of our dual diagnosis therapies include: 12-Step, Trauma, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, as well as Individual and Group Therapy Sessions.

A New Start, Inc. also offers sober living facilities, and an Alumni community to be there for patients who are making this journey down the path of recovery. With the proper treatment and therapy we know that our patients can gain their freedom back from addiction and mental health disorders. To contact A New Start, Inc. now, call us at (844) TALK-ANS, we are here for you anytime of day. Start a new life in recovery today!

Learn More About Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment:

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Depression and Addiction Treatment

shutterstock_94195759When a person is suffering from depression and also addiction this is referred to as Dual Diagnosis. Dual Diagnosis is when a patient suffers from both a mental illness and a problematic substance abuse/addiction condition. Read more.

Panic & Anxiety Disorders and Addiction

shutterstock_117788137When a person suffers from a panic and/or anxiety disorder and addiction this is known as a dual diagnosis. Dual Diagnosis is when a patient suffers from both a mental illness and a problematic substance abuse/addiction condition. Read more.

ADHD and Addiction Treatment

shutterstock_232570309Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder that most people are diagnosed with at a fairly younger age than most other disorders. When diagnosed, many times a doctor will prescribe a medication to counteract the deficit or hyperactivity. Read more.

PTSD and Addiction Treatment

ptsd and addictionPost-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health disorder that is triggered by a terrifying event, either experiencing or witnessing it. PTSD is a condition that affects many people. Read more.

OCD and Addiction Treatment

ocd and addictionObsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by excessive thoughts which lead to repetitive behaviors. These repetitive behaviors become so excessive that they begin to interfere with the individual’s everyday life. Read more.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

borderline personality disorder and addictionBorderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition that is often misunderstood by the public. This disorder distorts the individual’s self-perception and interferes with their ability to maintain stable relationships. Read more.

Self-Harm and Addiction

self-harm and addictionA recent study found that approximately 8.7 percent of the people committing self-harm also abused drugs. Substance abuse and addiction usually come into play when the person suffering from a mental illness start to “self medicate” with drugs or alcohol. Read more.

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Treatment

shutterstock_198373892When a person is suffering from bipolar disorder and also addiction this is referred to as Dual Diagnosis. Dual Diagnosis is when a patient suffers from both a mental illness and a problematic substance abuse/addiction condition. Read more.

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