Addiction is a pervasive, nationwide problem that affects millions of people and their families. However, drug and alcohol use is often a method for people to deal with the pain of an undiagnosed mental health disorder. Usually, a dual diagnosis is required to help people find the proper treatment, get back on the right track, and regain control of their lives.
At New Horizons Recovery, our team is proud to provide an extensive range of behavioral health programs in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to address and begin the healing process for dual diagnosis. For more information about why New Horizons Recovery might be the right place to start the road to recovery for you or someone you care about, contact our knowledgeable team online or call us at 267.435.3134.
What Is a Dual Diagnosis?
The term “dual diagnosis” refers to when a person in recovery receives multiple diagnoses for two health conditions, most commonly addiction and a mental health disorder. Typically, one condition fuels the other, making them both worse. However, when a client receives a dual diagnosis, they can truly begin the recovery process.
There are many types of disorders that are linked to addiction, but the common ones include:
- Borderline personality disorder
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Signs of a Co-Occurring Disorder
Although each person is unique, there are some common signs of a co-occurring disorder. It is crucial to be able to recognize these indicators in yourself and others so professional help can begin as soon as possible,
In addition to increased drug or alcohol use, other signs include:
- Declining performance at work or school
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Isolation from family and friends
- Drastic mood swings
- Sudden legal or financial issues
- Delusional thinking
Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Among the benefits of dual diagnosis treatment is that it helps to create an individualized treatment plan that fits the specific needs of the client in recovery. Also, a fundamental component of dual diagnosis treatment is often group therapy sessions. Group therapy not only builds camaraderie among people with similar issues, but these sessions help people not feel like they are the only ones dealing with addiction and mental health disorders.
Further benefits include:
- A holistic approach to treatment
- More focused care
- A better insight into the disorders
- Helps teach people to avoid triggers
Therapy Programs in Dual Diagnosis Treatment
An advantage of the range of therapy programs at New Horizons Recovery is that each of our clients receives the exact level of care they need to achieve genuine, long-term recovery. Our team is committed to providing the highest-quality care for our clients.
Therapy programs at New Horizons Recovery include:
- ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy)
- Anxiety treatment
- CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy)
- Depression treatment
- DBT (dialectical behavior therapy)
- Family therapy/counseling
- Group therapy
- Life skills training
- Mental health
- MET (motivational enhancement therapy)
- Motivational interviewing
- Person-centered therapy
- Relapse-prevention therapy
- Vivitrol treatment
- 12-step approach
Find Comprehensive Treatment at New Horizons Recovery
New Horizons Recovery provides a supportive environment where people can receive the education and strategies they need to maintain their recovery long after they’ve left our program. Our team understands that addiction is a disease, not a lack of willpower or moral failing. That’s why we treat the whole person in order to give our clients the best chance of recovery and help them to heal from both addiction and mental health disorders. If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about how our staff at New Horizons Recovery helps people find their inner strength, contact us online or simply call us at 267.435.3134. We’re standing by to help our clients begin the long road back to themselves.