If Necessary/Dual Diagnosis Disorders Found In The DSM IV Manual

What are dual diagnosis disorders?

Dual diagnosis (or co-occurring) disorders refer to a person who struggles with both substance abuse and a mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

What are some of the challenges of dual diagnosis disorders?

Dual diagnosis disorders are particularly challenging to treat. Often times, people struggling with substance abuse have one or more undiagnosed mental health issues. Until these mental health issues are treated, users will likely continue to self-medicate their symptoms with drugs or alcohol, even if they’ve gone through drug and alcohol treatment.

Similarly, if people undergoing mental health treatment continue to abuse drugs and alcohol, they will be unable to manage the symptoms or address the underlying causes of their mental health issues.

How are dual diagnosis disorders treated?

It’s important that individuals who struggle with both drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues seek treatment at a facility that specializes in treating dual diagnosis disorders.

At Turning Point Treatment Center, we specialize in the treatment of dual diagnosis disorders. Upon admission, clients will undergo a thorough review of their substance abuse and mental health history to determine the best course of treatment. Our dual diagnosis treatment track treats both substance abuse and mental health issues concurrently, and we aim to educate our clients on how to best manage the symptoms of both of their disorders.

Dual diagnosis treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychiatric care and medication management. We work with our clients to determine the best course of treatment to manage their symptoms, from a medical, psychological and physical perspective.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, treatment might be the answer. At Turning Point Treatment Center, our individualized treatment plans, highly qualified staff and personalized approach to recovery have a proven track record of success. For more information on dual diagnosis disorders treatment at Turning Point Treatment Center, please contact us.

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