Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs
At the same time, they’ll develop techniques for rebuilding trust with partners and family as well as repairing the damage done due to addiction to their interpersonal relationships. As patients move through recovery, they develop a plan for aftercare. This involves self-care strategies as well as those to help maintain stability during times of vulnerability. Doing so reduces the risk of relapse and contributes to building and participating in a supportive recovery community.
AspenRidge offers dual diagnosis treatment programs. Our clinicians are trained to treat both mental health, trauma, and PTSD as well as substance abuse. This treatment is vital for many people in recovery. According to research from SAMHSA, 9.2 million American adults struggled with mental health problems and a substance use disorder in 2018. Military substance abuse has become more prevalent.
Why do these issues so often coincide? The cause differs from person to person. Some people use substances to help regulate their mental illness. For example, a person who uses benzodiazepines such as Xanax to control their anxiety can quickly end up addicted to the medication.
Alternatively, some substances cause mental illnesses. Amphetamine abuse can lead to substance-induced bipolar disorder, depression, or amphetamine-induced psychotic disorder. Substance abuse can also increase your mental illness symptoms. In some cases, addiction can cause additional marks of mental illness to appear.