It’s important to know that people who develop issues with drug or alcohol abuse or addiction often have mental health disorders that are either undiagnosed or not adequately treated. Mental health treatment is an essential aspect of recovery. Effective therapy can help get to the root of the core issues that lead to addiction so that a person can learn coping strategies to manage their recovery and life choices better.

Solution Based Treatment & Detox offers a dual diagnosis treatment program to help clients understand why they have turned to drugs or alcohol. Reach out to SBT today at 833.999.1941 to speak with a trained representative to learn more.

The Importance of Finding the Right Treatment for Dual Diagnosis

Lacking proper mental healthcare is a barrier to receiving effective addiction treatment. It is essential to understand the reasons that drive a person to abuse drugs and alcohol in the first place. Mental illness is highly correlated with alcohol and substance abuse. New treatments have been developed to help those struggling with mental health learn effective coping mechanisms and life skills to navigate real-world situations better and manage high-risk triggers.

An integrated approach to recovery is essential. When medical doctors and mental health counselors collaborate to form a treatment plan, there is a much higher success rate for a person undergoing treatment to remain sober.

Common Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders and Addiction

Certain mental health disorders are much more common among those who struggle with addiction. These include but are not limited to:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia

It is not difficult to understand why a person struggling with these disorders might turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism or short-term band-aid. A person may not realize how quickly they can form dependence and easily find themselves in the cycle of abuse and addiction.

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatments

Many dual diagnosis treatments are recognized as highly effective. The right one for the right client comes from a person’s needs and particular life circumstances.

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling is highly effective as a means of getting clients better in touch with their reasoning, choices, and behaviors.

Self-awareness plays a vital role in knowing why you make the choices you do and how to stop yourself from engaging in poor decision-making by repeating actions that have previously led to negative consequences. It’s also essential for clients to learn how to avoid fixating on negative thoughts. Managing your thoughts and decisions can be integrated into individual counseling through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a time-tested therapy that continues to be recognized as one of the most effective tools to help individuals manage their thoughts and behaviors. Therapists at Solution Based Treatment & Detox practice CBT and know how to use this tool to help clients struggling with substance abuse.

In CBT, clients learn techniques that can continue to help them throughout their recovery journey. Many counselors practice CBT, and those who complete rehab are encouraged to continue regular sessions with a CBT therapist after they complete treatment.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT therapy is prevalent for those who struggle with co-occurring mental health issues and substance use disorders. After receiving a proper diagnosis, a client can receive prescription medications considered safe and effective for someone who has struggled with addiction.

Once a person is medicated correctly, they can better undergo treatment and be prepared for life in recovery. It takes time for new medications to take effect and, in some instances, a person may have to try several medications before finding those best suited to their mind and body.

Reach out to SBT Today About Treatment for Dual Diagnosis

Today, it is fortunate that there are many tools medical experts can use to help those struggling with addiction. Proper treatment for a dual diagnosis or co-occurring mental health disorders is essential to effective rehabilitation. At SBT, we aim to provide the best possible service for our clients. Contact us today with questions about proper treatment and care at 833.999.1941.

We look forward to helping you on your recovery journey.

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