Dual Diagnosis Treatment
A dual diagnosis treatment program integrates treatment for substance abuse and psychological disorders, which are known together as co-occurring disorders. Substance use disorder, also known as addiction, frequently co-occurs with other emotional and mental health conditions. When an individual has both conditions, it is known as having a dual diagnosis.
For example, a person may be addicted to heroin but also suffer from depression. This individual would be considered a dual diagnosis. Evoke Wellness’s dual diagnosis treatment program in Coconut Creek, Florida targets both conditions equally to help a person overcome their SUD and to improve or manage their emotional and mental health disorder.
Our dual diagnosis treatment program relies on evidence-based forms of therapy, one-on-one counseling, group counseling, and advanced addiction treatment methods proven to help individuals with co-occurring disorders. Although one condition may require more attention than the other, both have the potential to aggravate each situation separately.
There are countless cases of people who struggle with uncomfortable psychological symptoms and use substances to suppress or numb their symptoms. For instance, if a person is suffering from anxiety and drinks alcohol or abuses benzodiazepines to calm themselves down, they may experience negative consequences due to their alcohol or drug use, which will increase their anxiety.
Treatment Methods for Co-Occurring Disorders
A psychological disorder often improves when a person is on the proper medication or combination of drugs. Our dual diagnosis treatment program in Coconut Creek assigns each patient to their own psychiatrist, who will safely prescribe medications to help reduce negative symptoms and promote emotional well-being to stabilize their mental health. Clients can always refuse medications, and we only encourage dual diagnosis clients that are open to using safe prescription medications prescribed by our psychiatrist.
The most well-established and successful treatment for dual diagnosis is an evidence-based therapy, known as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is particularly beneficial for dual diagnosis clients because it helps the person better understand how their thoughts and emotions are directly related to how they perceive the world and others, as well as how they respond or behave. CBT focuses on helping a person better understand their needs and motives, which are often impaired by a history of substance use or mental health disorder symptoms.
Other types of therapy are also highly beneficial for a person with a dual diagnosis. Evoke Coconut Creek provides facilitated holistic therapy groups. Comprehensive therapy groups teach clients how to engage their creativity, learn relaxation techniques, meditation, yoga, and more.
Our dual diagnosis program also provides access to recovery-centered support meetings such as the 12 steps and specialized groups and classes that promote emotional well-being and addiction-free lifestyles and goals.
Who Requires a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?
Our dual diagnosis treatment program is meant for individuals struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, along with an emotional or mental health disorder. For many persons, the presence of a mental health condition may have initiated their experimentation with drugs and alcohol. Or the other way around.
Many individuals abuse drugs and alcohol in such a dangerous and extreme manner that they develop a psychiatric condition due to their drug and alcohol use. In either case, the Evoke Wellness dual diagnosis treatment program in Coconut Creek, Florida will provide treatment for persons who are diagnosed with an addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, cocaine and methamphetamine, alcohol, and hallucinogens. And for the following types of psychological disorders:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Contact Evoke Coconut Creek Today
You can get better. Call us today at 866.693.3871 to learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment program. Additionally, you can contact us online, and one of our friendly, compassionate staff will reach out to you.