Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders
Substance abuse doesn’t develop in a vacuum. No one begins drinking or using drugs with the goal of becoming addicted. In reality, many people who misuse substances do so because of an underlying mental health problem. The opposite is true, too; men and women with a substance use disorder are at a higher risk of developing a mental illness. When a person has both of these conditions, they are considered a dual diagnosis patient. Today, an estimated 8.5 million Americans are battling dual diagnosis: addiction and a co-occurring mental illness. People with both of these conditions often have symptoms that are more severe, persistent, and resistant to treatment compared to those who are only dealing with one or the other. Common co-occurring mental health disorders that we treat include…
- Depression, dysthymia, and major depression disorder
- Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder and others)
- Mood disorders (including bipolar disorder type I and type II)
- Trauma-related disorders, such as PTSD
What is a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center?
Many centers exclusively treat addiction without dealing with trauma or mental health concerns. Others consider co-occurring disorders to be an afterthought in their approach. We do things differently. At Augustine Recovery, we understand that in order to resolve a substance use disorder, we also have to address underlying issues. When a person struggles to cope with the symptoms of mental illness, they may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms like drinking and drug use. By helping men and women to overcome instances of dual diagnosis, we pave the way for a lifetime of sustained recovery. Treatment options for a dual diagnosis include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Trauma awareness, therapy, and recovery
- Behavior modification and emotion management training
- Twelve-step facilitation
- Gender-specific programming
- Weekly psychiatric consultations
- Group meetings
- Fitness and outdoor excursions
- Integrated family program
- Expressive and experiential therapy
Find Dual Diagnosis Treatment That Works for You
At Augustine Recovery, our approach is rooted in clinically sophisticated evidence. Our staff members understand addiction on a personal level; not only are they experts in the field, but many are in recovery themselves. With evidence-based treatments and long-term support, we provide the tools you need to truly recover. For more information about Augustine Recovery and our dual diagnosis program, please contact us today.
Recovery Is One Phone Call Away
If you’re ready to face your addiction to alcohol, or if you have questions about alcohol addiction for a loved one, give us a call at (904) 217-0480. You can speak directly to one of our alcohol treatment specialists and learn more about our facility, our professional staff, alcohol treatment options, insurance, and more.