Addressing a Co-occurring Disorder During Addiction Treatment

 When someone is struggling with substance abuse and another mental health issue (like depression, trauma, or anxiety), they are being dealing with co-occurring disorders (and  known as having a dual diagnosis). A co-occurring disorder or other underlying issue can sabotage the newly recovered person’s sense of well-being and this often results in a relapse. 

What Causes a Dual Diagnosis?

There are many different types of mood disorders. Depending on your diagnosis, your mood disorder could be influenced by a number of factors, including:

  • Hereditary factors
  • Major life changes
  • Traumatic events
  • Chemical imbalances
  • Substance abuse
  • Other health conditions

Substance Abuse and Mental/Behavioral Disorders

A substance induced mood or anxiety disorder is brought on by the abuse of a mind/mood altering substance such as alcohol, methamphetamine or opiates. Often a substance use disorder (SUD) can bring on the symptoms singlehandedly or drastically increase the symptoms of the co-occurring disorder.

Clinical Specialization Allows for a Personalized Experience

Every person who seeks our help in finding lasting and enjoyable recovery has a unique background. We have a variety of therapeutic processes and activities that we can utilize to customize treatment for the best results.  Underlying issues like anxiety, depression, and PTSD (trauma) or an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia often contribute to a substance abuse disorder.

By getting to know you and closely monitoring your progress, our clinical team can break through these walls that were holding back your recovery.  The result is a life filled with serenity and purpose.  Read some of our testimonials below to see what our previous clients had to say about our process