Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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drug rehabIn many cases of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse, there is often a co-occurring condition that is the force behind the addiction.

When researching rehab facilities, it’s important to choose one that is equipped to handle dual diagnosis and can treat the co-occurring conditions that can come with addiction.

When dealing with dual diagnosis in an outpatient setting, the experts at Beachway take careful consideration in the treatment plan and execution to make sure our clients receive the help they need and have little chance of relapsing despite their co-occurring condition.

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What is Outpatient Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is the term that is used when a person is diagnosed with a mood or mental health disorder in addition to addiction. There are many mental health disorders that can lead to addiction or substance abuse. Some of the most common mental health problems that can cause drug or alcohol issues include:

When providing outpatient dual diagnosis treatment to someone who has one of these co-occurring conditions, it’s important to ensure their treatment is unique to their specific needs. Both the mental illness and addiction must be treated as separate entities.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sex addiction
  • Personality disorder
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Gambling
  • Eating disorder

What to Expect with Outpatient Dual Diagnosis

As a relatively new term, dual diagnosis focuses on the treatment of both addiction and mental illness at the same time. As psychiatrists and doctors learn more about the factors that can lead to mental illness and addiction, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that the best course of action is to treat both mental illness and addiction as two illnesses. At Beachway, our programs are individualized and created with the specific person in mind. With accreditation from prestigious organizations such as the Florida Department of Children and Families, CARF and NAATP, our therapists and counselors work closely with clients and families to develop a treatment plan that will be effective and beneficial to our client’s unique needs. Outpatient treatment differs from inpatient treatment, in that it is often less expensive, less extensive and the client is often able to live at home and continue working. With anywhere between one and three therapy sessions per week, our clients are able to work on their sobriety and heal while retaining most of their normal lives. Outpatient dual diagnosis treatment clients are also held accountable for their actions.

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Signs of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

It’s estimated that 17.5% of American adults with mental illness experience a co-occurring substance problem. People who experience both of these issues are rarely treated for both, since addiction and other mental illnesses are often mistaken for the same thing. The first step in getting the help you or a loved one needs is by noticing the warning signs, these can include:

If your loved one experiences any of these signs while also suffering from mental illness symptoms, it may be time to seek outpatient dual diagnosis services.

  • Engaging in reckless behavior, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Missing out on work or school.
  • Falling short with family commitments due to drugs or alcohol.
  • Feeling the need to use drugs or alcohol to feel normal, or liked by others.
  • Hiding the use of substances from friends and family.

The Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

BBB accredited Beachway Therapy Center also works using a holistic approach to recovery. This falls in line with dual diagnosis, in the sense that the holistic approach works to heal the mind, body and soul of the addict. Our therapists and counselors are trained and experienced in helping addicts overcome mental, physical and spiritual obstacles that can make sobriety a challenge. Each person’s battle with addiction is different, which is why we cater our programs to meet unique needs and ensure relapse prevention.

How Likely is a Full Recovery?

Unlike the mainstream medical system, the therapists and counselors at Beachway have more access to time and resources to make a full recovery possible. Our team is able to innovate and research new developments in the field of dual diagnosis services and with smaller groups our therapists can personally get to know each individual. By focusing on recovery and recognizing the positives, we can encourage growth in our clients. Helping them move past the stigma of mental health and addiction while providing compassionate and effective therapy and other services will help clients move above their disorders and work towards happy lives.

The Kind of Support You Can Expect

With group and private therapy sessions available, our outpatient clients can expect comprehensive treatment that is second to none in the rehab industry. Beachway also offers placement in sober living environments, travel to and from group sessions if you’re located within a 5-mile radius as well as access to workshops that will help build a future. Resumé writing, interview skills and assistance with setting personal goals are all things set in place for outpatient dual diagnosis clients. Beachway also provides access to an alumni association and can even help with applications to post-secondary schooling. With recovery, one of the most important aspects is planning for a happy, successful and sober life.

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Family Support Matters

Often times with dual diagnosis, other challenges can occur to aggravate or make the situation worse. Relationship issues, codependency, trauma and other personal issues can be roadblocks to recovery. Beachway offers family programs to assist with all of these issues. By working together we can help determine any issues that may cause a relapse in your loved one and help you overcome the problems together. A strong support system after treatment is always vital in moving on from addiction.

Make A Change, Call Beachway Today

Whether you are calling for yourself or a loved one, make the decision to move forward with your life with expert outpatient dual diagnosis treatment from Beachway Therapy Center. Recovery from addiction and co-occurring mental illness is only a phone call away. Trust your treatment to the compassionate therapists and counselors at Beachway. Our experts are available and ready to take your call. Call 800-208-9273 now and speak to someone about getting the help you need today.

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