Sometimes, when a person experiences a traumatic event or has a psychiatric disorder such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder and does not obtain proper treatment, they may be more prone to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Vice versa, some drugs and also prolonged alcohol use can lead to psychiatric illnesses as well, like depression or mania.
Why the Need to Seek Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
Dual Diagnosis is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms often overlap. An estimated 7.9 million Americans suffer from both addiction and mental illness.
Although the short-term effects of illicit drug or alcohol use may mask the primary mental ailment, this overwhelmingly leads an already struggling person down a dangerous path of addiction.
Substance use becomes part of life, allowing individuals to function ‘normally.’ Beyond the standard substance abuse treatment options, a supportive and dedicated team, such as The Key IOP in Santa Cruz, CA, can make a critical difference in understanding why one becomes addicted.
Our treatment program for Dual Diagnosis will address the root cause of your behavioral or mental health concerns, aligning you with the proper addiction treatment program for a smooth and lasting road to recovery.
Factors Contributing to Dual Diagnosis
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Dual Diagnosis is a condition affecting millions of people all over the globe. However, it is a condition that is tough to spot and can affect anybody unknowingly. Besides the Dual Diagnosis being unpredictable, those surrounding the person can also fail to notice. However, there are signs and symptoms of Dual Diagnosis that might help you identify the condition, which includes:
Inability to control emotions
Withdrawal from family and friends
Hallucinations and delusions
Mistrust and paranoia, and secretiveness
Mental health issues causing substance abuse
How is Dual Diagnosis Treated at The Key IOP?
At The Key IOP, when it comes to dual diagnosis treatment programs, we utilize a wide variety of evidence-based therapy approaches and support groups. Some of these therapeutic approaches and evidence-based treatment modalities within dual diagnosis treatment programs include:
What Mental Disorders Are Associated with Dual Diagnosis?
Dual Diagnosis differs depending on the individual. Some common mental health disorders include anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, trauma/PTSD, OCD, personality disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, and eating disorders. Each of these mental health disorders calls for different methods of treating the underlying condition.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment at The Key IOP
We understand that Dual Diagnosis clients face enormous struggles with both substance use and symptoms of one or more psychological disorders. Our deep understanding and academic background uniquely position us to treat those with Dual Diagnosis. The Key IOP sets itself apart by offering treatments and therapies designed to help break the often entangled mental illness and addiction cycle.
Each of our clients receives a personalized treatment plan that focuses on overcoming obstacles to recovery.
Dual Diagnosis clients have to understand how addiction and mental health disorders feed off of one another, it’s equally important that family members understand what their loved one is dealing with. Our family program brings siblings, spouses, parents and children closer together.
What Happens after/closing
Every client is different, as is their journey to addiction and recovery. No matter your specific needs, our mission is to find the Dual Diagnosis treatment strategy that will most effectively address them.
Help is just a phone call away for you or a loved one who may have a mental health issue and is simultaneously self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. Contact our addiction care and mental health specialists, who will craft a customized rehab program tailored to your specific treatment needs. You can learn more about our programs by calling us at 831-604-1965.