Understanding Dual Disorders
Every day we make choices that are fueled by biological and emotional processes that we are completely unaware of. As such, it is uncommon that any self-destructive addiction, such as alcohol or drugs, exists entirely on its own. Most often, these addictions are closely linked to psychological disorders or past trauma that requires the attention of qualified medical health professionals to identify and address.
In an attempt to self-soothe from stress, anxiety, or fear, a person with mental health conditions may consume alcohol or use drugs. When this pattern of behavior is repetitive and begins to adversely affect health, relationships, or work, it has become an addiction. This frequent "self-medication" has led the person to not just one problem, but two, a dual disorder.
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Expertise in Dual Disorders
A dual diagnosis requires specialized, individualized care so that both conditions are successfully treated. Conditions that commonly co-occur with drug or alcohol addiction are depression, anxiety, panic disorders, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and schizophrenia.
Bluff Plantation's addiction experts have extensive experience treating multiple mental health conditions simultaneously. Our comprehensive psychiatric and psychological evaluations will identify any underlying mental health issue and address the disorder simultaneously in a customized addiction treatment plan.
Comprehensive Care and Treatment
Regardless of where you are in the cycle of your addiction, Bluff Plantation’s rehabilitation treatment program for dual disorders addresses all of your needs. Depending upon the nature of your addiction and co-occurring disorder, we offer several program options including an intensive and comprehensive medical, psychiatric, neurological, psychological and social evaluation by our team of clinicians, and medically supported detoxification.
For most dual disorders, individual and group therapy as well as medications are recommended.
Bluff Plantation's intensive dual disorders treatment program will teach you how to take an active role in your own recovery so that you acquire the skills that will set you up for long-term success.
Rehabilitation for Two Disorders—Not Just One
The National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 45% of individuals with alcohol use disorders and 72% of individuals with a drug use disorder had at least one co-occurring psychiatric disorder. Optimal treatment demands that both conditions be addressed and treated.
At Bluff Plantation, our comprehensive dual disorder treatment program specializes in helping those with a dual diagnosis return to a healthy and productive life.