Dual Diagnosis

The best dual diagnosis treatment centers can help you address a variety of complicated addictions and mental health concerns.

When a mental health disorder and addiction co-occur, we call it a dual diagnosis.

This combination is more common than you might think.
Because they can show similar symptoms and side effects, most people are aware of one and not the other.

Another concern is that either condition can occur first and lead to or worsen the other.

The best way to identify and address a dual diagnosis is to seek a mental health assessment in a comprehensive facility like ours.

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Common Dual Diagnosis Combinations

Anxiety disorders and depression are commonly involved in dual diagnoses.

But there are many possible combinations.

A mental health disorder may lead you to abuse drugs or drink, but self-medicating will only make the problem worse over time.

Likewise, starting with a substance abuse disorder can lead to a mental health disorder that did not exist before.

It is important to remember that you are not alone.

The best dual diagnosis treatment centers are ones that will help you address each disorder, complications, side effects, and symptoms.

Some of the most common dual diagnosis combinations include:

  • Anxiety disorders and substance abuse
  • Depression and substance abuse
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorder and substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia and substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse

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Mental Health and Alcoholism

Substance abuse also includes addictions to alcohol.

The link between alcoholism and mental health disorders is common. The connection between alcohol and mental health disorders is particularly true when considering the links between addiction and anxiety and depression.

Whatever the combination, we will help you tackle each of your addiction concerns and mental health needs. This way, you can confidently move into a clean and healthy future.

You do not have to face your dual diagnosis alone and carry it along with you throughout your journey.

Best Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in the United States

In 2018, 9.2 million American adults experienced a dual diagnosis. This number has projected growth.

When complicated disorders appear together, it is important to treat them together. It is never the right choice to treat one and ignore the other.

Ignoring any disorder will only cause more problems down the road. Untreated mental health disorders and addictions can lead to a variety of mental and physical health complications.

Seeking comprehensive dual diagnosis care is the most effective way to find a healthier and sober life that you can enjoy. Putting in the effort now can change the rest of your life.

Our dedicated medical and psychiatric team will help you get there.

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Dual Diagnosis Symptoms

Depending on the substance and the mental health disorder, you may experience a wide variety of symptoms.

What you feel as a result of your dual diagnosis may be different from what another person feels. This difference is true even if the combination is the same.

Your journey to sobriety will be a unique one. Frequency and length of drug abuse, your mental health disorder, and many other factors may change what you experience.

Some of the most common dual diagnosis symptoms include:

  • Feeling withdrawn from people you love
  • Sudden or uncontrollable mood changes
  • You have lost control over your substance abuse
  • You need substances to feel normal
  • Withdrawal symptoms have led you to relapse
  • You have trouble concentrating, or you feel confused

You may experience some combination of these symptoms or others.

Several factors may alter your experience. But, one thing is true across the board: Physical and mental health impairments are possible in any dual diagnosis.

Mental health and substance abuse disorders are some of the most common conditions that cause disabilities.

Addressing and overcoming your dual diagnosis may be the key to opening up a physically and mentally healthy future. This future is a rehab program away.

Best Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers Outpatient vs. Inpatient

If you have never been to rehab before, narrowing down your options may feel intimidating.

We will walk you through the process and build a personalized plan that addresses your needs.

One of the biggest considerations is whether you will visit for inpatient or outpatient care.

Inpatient care is often highly beneficial if you have a dual diagnosis or severe addiction. Inpatient care offers twenty-four-hour care. You will have medical, physical, and emotional support throughout your stay.

Outpatient care is generally better for milder addictions. Dual diagnoses are complicated and require a higher level of attention, but inpatient care is not your only option. If you have work or family obligations that require you to stay home, outpatient care may be an option. With this kind of program, it helps if you have a strong support system at home. You will attend therapy sessions, support groups, and meetings at our facility each week before returning home at the end of the day.

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Best Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers for Long Term Treatment

The average rehab stay is about 28 days.

However, we know from decades of research and development that better outcomes happen with longer treatments. Experts recommend three months or more.

Ideally, this would mean a long-term dual diagnosis program starting with a medically supervised detox.

However, it can also be broken into a combination of different programs. For example, you might spend 30 or 60 days in our inpatient program before moving into an outpatient program.

Outpatient programs require weekly visits that may last for several months. We also offer programs that last through your first year of sobriety.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Methods

The best dual diagnosis treatment centers provide a variety of holistic and therapeutic remedies.

One of our most preferred treatment methods is our cognitive-behavioral therapy. This style, combined with family therapy and group sessions, will help you address and overcome harmful beliefs, behaviors, coping mechanisms, and habits.

You will learn how to replace these with healthier beliefs, practices, coping mechanisms, and habits instead.

Support groups will help you find emotional support from others on the same journey.

Family sessions will help you mend fences and develop healthy communication skills.

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Our programs are versatile and address a wide variety of concerns.

Whether your concerns are about your addiction or mental health, we can help.

We build our programs with your unique needs in mind so that we know we are giving you the best care possible.

A structured setting, healthy routine, and 24-hour care will help you through the hardest parts of your recovery. It will help you find sobriety, avoid relapses, and build your new life before you return home.

During your time here, you will build addiction management tools and support systems that may last a lifetime.

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Pathfinders Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

At Pathfinders, we believe that you deserve comprehensive, versatile, and individualized care.

This combination is best for long term health and sobriety.

We will help you find your path and ensure that you are not walking it alone.

Call us today for more information.

We will also help you verify your insurance coverage.

If you do not have insurance, we will happily discuss alternative options.

We will work together to build a dual diagnosis treatment plan that truly fits your needs.

All you need to do is make the call.


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