Immersion Recovery Center has a detailed and effective dual diagnosis treatment program, geared towards men and women of all ages who suffer from a co-occurring addictive disorder and mental health condition.
The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Individuals who present symptoms of a mental health condition and a substance abuse disorder will require more involved and personalized treatment. When symptoms overlap, more integrated care is necessary in order to ensure that all existing disorders are being effectively tackled. It is absolutely essential that both conditions are treated at one time. If they are not, the symptoms of the disorder that are left untreated will eventually lead an individual back to substance use, or back to disrupted mental health. For example, say someone who is struggling with depression and alcoholism only seeks treatment for the alcohol abuse disorder. Even if treatment is effective short-term, the feelings of intense sadness and lack of motivation will prevent the individual from sticking to a long-term treatment plan. Eventually, the symptoms of depression become too much to bear and the individual will return to drinking. On the other hand, if symptoms of depression are treated and substance abuse is left untreated, excessive drinking will compromise the ability to keep up with treatment (taking medication, attending therapy, etc.) When all aspects of existing underlying disorders are treated in one single facility, the results are far more positive and lasting. There are several commonly utilized approaches to dual diagnosis treatment.