Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Spring Gardens Recovery
Dual Diagnosis is when a person has both a mental health disorder and an alcohol or drug addiction. Roughly half of the people struggling with addiction also have a diagnosed mental health condition and vice versa. Most addiction treatment specialists agree that almost everyone struggling with addiction has an underlying mental health concern, which may not yet be diagnosed. Because mental health and addiction are so intertwined, it’s imperative to treat both conditions simultaneously. If a person’s physical addiction is treated while their mental health status is not, the risk for relapse is much higher. Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Spring Gardens Recovery works with each client to address their addiction to a substance and identify and treat the underlying issues that led to the addiction or exacerbated it to an unmanageable level.
Common Mental Health Disorders that Co-Occur with Addiction
Though many people struggling with addiction have a diagnosed mental health disorder, there are many people addicted to substances that don’t have a formal diagnosis. The most common mental health disorders that co-occur with addiction are:
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Conduct Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD and Trauma
It’s crucial to realize that many people seeking help for addiction may not have a formal diagnosis of another mental health disorder. Still, there is likely an underlying mental health concern related to addiction. Therefore, dual diagnosis treatment must be available. If a co-occurring mental health concern is discovered during assessments and treatment, we can integrate dual diagnosis treatment therapies into treatment immediately.
“Data show high rates of comorbid substance use disorders and anxiety disorders… Substance use disorders also co-occur at high prevalence with mental disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), psychotic illness, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.” 
Which Happens First? Addiction or Mental Health Disorder?
It’s difficult to know for sure which starts first – if addiction and increased substance use aggravates an existing mental health concern or if the mental health concern leads to the addiction and increased substance use.
The two are closely tied together, so integrated mental health and addiction treatment are so crucial. Successful treatments for dual Diagnosis include behavioral therapies, support groups (for emotional and social support), and the use of medications used together in a personalized plan.
Some people may have a mental disorder and begin to self-medicate with alcohol or other substances, while others start with the substances which aggravate an underlying mental health concern.
Studies indicate a few common risk factors that contribute to mental disorders and substance use disorders. These risk factors include stress, genetics, and trauma.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Options
Our staff will conduct an individual assessment before a person begins their treatment with Spring Gardens Recovery. This step helps our medical professionals know whether medically supervised detox is necessary as the first treatment step. Drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous if they are done without the supervision of medical professionals. Once a patient is stable physically, additional treatment is necessary. Detox is only the very first component of addiction treatment, specifically for those with Dual Diagnosis.
Integrated treatment to address substance use disorders AND mental disorders together is recommended for those with Dual Diagnosis.
A few components of a successful dual diagnosis treatment program are necessary for lasting recovery after detox or physical stabilization. Spring Gardens Recovery offers a variety of therapies, including:
- Clinical Therapies
- Holistic Therapies
- Experiential Therapies
- Eastern Medicine Therapies
These therapies may be utilized in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Your addiction treatment team will be able to advise you of the best option for your individual needs. Typically, an inpatient setting is most appropriate for those in need of dual diagnosis treatment. However, some patients will be ok in an intensive outpatient program.
Does Insurance Cover Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
Thankfully, many insurance policies have coverage for dual diagnosis treatment. If you would like to know if your policy will cover treatment, you can fill out an insurance verification form here or give us a call. We will be happy to help you.
Spring Gardens Recovery is in-network with the following insurance providers:
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Three Rivers Provider Network
- Beacon Health Options
- First Health
We can also work with Veterans who have coverage directly with the VA, Veterans Administration and accept most major insurance plans.
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