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Understanding Co-occurring Disorders

co-occurring disorders

It is not uncommon for people to abuse drugs and alcohol while dealing with a mental health challenge. People often cope with depression, bipolarity, and anxiety by drinking or abusing drugs, as it can seem easier to do it yourself versus getting professional help. However, addiction and mental health need to be treated by a  professional. This is always the best remedy. If you are diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder, you can participate in a dual diagnosis treatment program that will support you in reaching sobriety.

At Rise Above Treatment, we provide dual diagnosis treatment to support clients who have been diagnosed with two or more disorders in one year. Our program will help clients learn to identify their triggers and then make smart coping decisions that will support them in living healthy life.

What Are Signs Of A Co-Occurring Disorder?

There are common indications that someone has a co-occurring disorder. These problems often include:

  • Abusing drugs or alcohol to subdue conflicts or pain related to mental health
  • A mental health disorder that becomes worse as a result of substance abuse
  • Enhance substance abuse as a result of mental health challenges
  • Lack of access to treatment programs for addiction and mental health disorders
  • Inability to benefit from treatment programs
  • Challenges in identifying professionals who understand disorders and can support recovery
  • Being withdrawn or isolating from your social circle
  • Unable to perform daily functions such as attending school or work
  • Participating in risky behavior such as criminal activities
  • Secretly using drugs
  • Having bloodshot or glazed eyes
  • A sloppy appearance
  • Uncoordinated and unbalanced walking

A mental health professional can determine if you have a co-occurring disorder. With a medical and psychological evaluation, a mental health practitioner can identify anxiety, bipolar disorder, or depression. With the help of medical and mental health support, you will treat your disorders and live a healthy life.

What Happens In A Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

In a dual diagnosis treatment program, you will participate in therapy programs, receive life skills training and medication to manage your recovery. In a dual diagnosis treatment program, you will:

  • Identify Your Triggers. Everyone has emotional triggers that impact how they behave in the world. In a dual diagnosis treatment program, you will learn to control your triggers by creating a plan of action to support your sobriety.
  • Structured Support Groups. You will participate in individual and group therapy programs.
  • Look At the Future With Optimism. It is easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed when dealing with substance abuse and a mental health disorder. However, in a dual diagnosis treatment program, you will be able to gain control of your emotions and positively deal with your triggers so that you can maintain a healthy life.
  • Support Physical Health and Mental Wellness. Holistic treatments such as yoga and meditation can help you remain balanced and with positive thoughts so that you can remain drug-free.

These methods and more will give individuals the support necessary to manage mental health issues and overcome addiction.

Heal From Addiction and Mental Health With Rise Above Treatment

If you struggle with addiction and mental health, Rise Above Treatment can support you. Our team of professionals will support your individual needs through our dual diagnosis treatment program. Our addiction rehabilitation programs include:

  • Multiple-substance addiction treatment
  • Alcohol detox and addiction treatment
  • Fentanyl detox and addiction treatment
  • Benzodiazepine detox and addiction treatment
  • Amphetamine detox and addiction treatment
  • Cocaine detox and addiction treatment

If you are struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety, bipolar, or depression and abusing drugs, it is time to get help. Contact our residential treatment program by calling (877) 641-0717.

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