Do you struggle with drug or alcohol addiction and have a mental health condition? If so, you may benefit from our dual diagnosis treatment program at ChoicePoint. Co-occurring disorder treatment works by addressing both conditions at the same time, allowing you to see improvement in all aspects of your life. Our mental health and addiction therapy services are available to you today both in-person and through telehealth addiction treatment. Reach out to our team today at 833.971.0998 to learn more.

What Is a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

people at a dual diagnosis treatment programCo-occurring treatment, also called dual diagnosis, is a treatment plan that addresses both drug or alcohol addiction along with mental health disorders. What’s recognized by doctors and researchers is that many people who have addictions also have underlying mental health disorders. Often, these are not treated and not diagnosed because the symptoms are very much the same as those relating to addiction.

Yet, the key to successful mental health treatment and addiction treatment is to tackle both conditions at the same time. A dual diagnosis treatment program allows us to do this by focusing on your needs in both areas. You may benefit from this type of co-occurring treatment if you have conditions such as:

  • Drug addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

You may not know you need a dual diagnosis treatment program initially. It takes a trained professional to spot both conditions occurring at the same time. Often, a person that needs this type of care uses alcohol or drugs to deal with the symptoms of their mental health disorder. That may include depression, uncontrollable thoughts, and significant anxiety that does not improve.

What Happens in Co-Occurring Treatment?

Every person receives a full assessment to determine the right type and amount of care for their individual needs. From there, we’ll take a closer look at your symptoms of addiction and determine if you also need mental health treatment. If so, we can help you to manage it through a range of treatment options such as:

For mental health treatment, there’s often the need to use medications to correct chemical imbalances and to provide you with stability. We may also recommend medications to help you with drug and alcohol use withdrawal. Most people then receive a range of therapies to support their healing.

Why Do You Need Mental Health Treatment?

It’s not uncommon for a person who is seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction to be confused about why they need a dual diagnosis treatment program. That’s because it can be hard to spot the symptoms of conditions like bipolar disorder or anxiety.

Some individuals have experienced trauma in the past that can contribute to drug and alcohol abuse. If you have some type of past trauma in your life, and that trauma revisits you in thoughts or images, you may have PTSD. You may be using drugs or alcohol to deal with those symptoms, thinking that substances like this help to stop those images and thoughts from occurring.

In other people, the use of alcohol or drugs can bring about more evidence of mental health disorders. For example, a person may start using drugs and develop severe anxiety as a result of their use. Within a dual diagnosis treatment program, we can work to address all of these needs.

Take the First Step by Calling ChoicePoint

There’s never been a more important time to take action than right now. We offer treatment through our exclusive virtual platform, so you can access care from anywhere. When you learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment program and how co-occurring treatment like this can help you, you’ll find a new world of opportunity is available to you. Our mental health treatment is designed to empower you, one step at a time. Call us at 833.971.0998 or reach out to ChoicePoint online today.