What You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

 

Today, many more options are available for those seeking dual diagnosis care than have been in the past. Dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring disorder, is the term used when describing an individual who is suffering from a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder simultaneously.

These diagnoses can be quite complex, as mental health and substance use disorders can appear in many forms. According to Dualdiagnosis.org, dual diagnosis treatment “blends the most successful aspects of mental health care and substance abuse treatment.” A successful recovery for those suffering from a co-occurring disorder is possible with an individualized and professional treatment program, such as the one offered at Banyan Treatment Center.

How to Treat a Co-Occurring Disorder

Effective treatment for a dual diagnosis involves combining the proper recovery methods for a mental health issue with the unique treatment for a substance abuse problem. Successfully treating this disease requires consideration for how both diseases can affect an individual, and all efforts should contain customized treatment in a professional and comfortable setting. There are many different options when it comes to treating dual diagnoses. The dual diagnosis treatment therapies that are commonly practiced include the 12-Step program, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy sessions. We utilize all these methods at Banyan Treatment Center in Chicago, and they all work as complementary approaches to effective treatment.

 
 

If you or someone you love is struggling with a dual diagnoses disorder, contact our drug and alcohol treatment center in Chicago today to learn more about how we can help you enter recovery. Contact our drug and alcohol treatment center in Chicago at (888) 280-4763 today for more information.

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Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.