Treating the Underlying Causes of Addiction
Because mental illness can make you more exposed to addictions and vice versa, dual diagnosis treatment becomes critical. Without addressing both of these issues, you run the risk of relapse for the treated problem.
In other words, if you just get treatment for your addiction, your mental health symptoms come back full force. Without a way to cope with these problems, you may return to drinking or using drugs. On the other hand, if you leave the addiction untreated, continuing to use the substance can cause your mental illness to get worse, or add another diagnosis to the mix.
However, when you get dual diagnosis treatment, we can identify the cause of your substance abuse and mental suffering. Moreover, you understand the obstacles that these disorders cause to the healing process and how to overcome them.