A dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorder) is very simply the presence of a psychiatric disorder along with substance abuse or addiction. A diagnosis of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder or other types of serious psychiatric condition commonly occurs concurrently with addiction. Those with such a diagnosis tend to have a higher rate of substance abuse than the general population. That’s why Daylight Recovery Services offers specialized outpatient drug treatment programs, as well as inpatient drug treatment, to help those living with co-occurring disorders.
There are several explanations as to why substance abuse and addiction are so prevalent among those living with a mental illness and why professional help is usually the best course of action:
Addiction and the co-occurring disorder need to be treated in tandem to successfully reach sobriety. If not, the outcome may not be a positive one. When treated for only addiction, those with a co-occurring disorder are likely to drop out of drug treatment centers early or experience a relapse.
Most alcohol and drug rehab programs that specifically treat co-occurring disorders understand that an intensive, highly personal approach is needed. Co-occurring treatment centers tailor each treatment plan to the client’s diagnosis, medical history, emotional condition and psychological needs.
In order to treat both conditions successfully, Daylight Recovery Services offers personalized, integrated treatment services at our drug treatment center in Riverside County. We begin with a complete neuropsychological evaluation. This will help us determine the client’s unique needs and potential barriers to recovery. We can then develop a customized program, which may include the following:
At Daylight Recovery Services, we know that recovery is a lifelong process of growth and self-discovery. And for those with co-occurring disorders, ongoing therapeutic support may be needed. If you or someone you love is ready to start down the right path to sobriety, Daylight Recovery is here to help. Have a question or need more information? Contact Daylight Recovery Services today at 1-833-2DAYLIGHT.