Over 20 million Americans struggle with addiction. Many of them self-medicate in an attempt to manage their mental illness, but eventually are left with more problems. Many times these conditions overlap, but patients will often receive treatment for their addiction, without getting the necessary dual diagnosis they actually need to treat their mental health condition.
How Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Help?
Dual diagnosis treatment helps address issues caused by both the substance addiction and the mental illness. If one of these issues is treated without the other, the client is more likely to relapse. Dual diagnosis treatment helps clients find out how their disorders feed into one another and what to look out for in order to prevent relapse.
Dual diagnosis also teaches clients comprehensive coping skills for dealing with everyday stress or sudden trauma. These things can trigger a relapse if the client is unprepared, so figuring out how to manage these situations before they happen will benefit the client in the long run.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery specializes in dual diagnosis treatment, which treats patients who struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders and takes a comprehensive approach by placing an equal emphasis on treating addiction and the underlying mental health issues that influence it.
The complex relationship between mental illnesses and addiction requires help from dual diagnosis treatment specialists who can properly assess the severity of one’s condition and have the necessary knowledge to treat them.
While many patients who struggle with addiction may exhibit signs of certain mental health disorders during their addiction and in early recovery, these feelings and behaviors may persist and it’s important that these patients receive a proper assessment and the individual attention they need.
If you’re ready to begin your road to recovery, give us a call today at 855-631-2135. Let today be the last day addiction controls your life.