Our clients come first. Here are a few COVID-19 precautions we take:
- Rapid COVID-19 antigen testing is now available to our clients at each of the Promises facilities.
- We test all incoming clients at the time of admission.
- We will be doing antigen testing for 100% of our staff in high-risk areas as defined by the local health department or, in the absence of health department guidelines, the CDC.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
People don’t let themselves get tangled in the cycle of addiction just because there is nothing better to do with life. Most people being drinking and taking drugs for recreational “fun” but addiction results because something is not right internally. At Promises Brazos Valley, we take our clients’ mental and emotional health seriously.
It’s an important piece to the complex puzzle of addiction — a person’s mental and emotional state can play into their substance abuse habits. That’s why we have dual diagnosis addiction treatment programs that work to treat both the internal disorders and external behaviors of addiction.
What are Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment Programs?
When a client enters our Texas drug rehab for substance use disorder treatment, we preform a thorough assessment of their physical, emotional and mental state. If, at any point, a psychological issue becomes apparent, we have to determine if the issue relates to the addiction. If so, we immediately recognize that the client has co-occurring conditions that both require treatment.
Addiction treatment programs that treat co-occurring disorders work best when the conditions are treated at the same time. The reason this is essential is that the untreated condition will likely interfere with progress on the treated condition.
At Promises Brazos Valley, we use evidence-based treatment models that work to address how your mental health and addiction are connected. Our dual diagnosis treatment program utilizes the services of both addiction treatment staff and mental health professionals. In some cases, we may have a single individual who is qualified to work in both areas.
A dual diagnosis treatment program works as follows: you will split your time between standard addiction treatment therapies and counseling for psychological issues. The process requires a high level of cooperation and communication between your attending therapists.
It’s important to note that mental health issues might not be completely resolvable. In fact, therapists don’t look for a complete solution to mental health issues. Instead, they are looking to untangle the issues from your addiction. In doing so, they make it easier for the addiction therapist to treat your addiction itself. It’s also recommended that you continue mental health treatment after you leave our Texas drug rehab.
How Co-Occurring Disorders Develop
Co-occurring disorders are a two-way street. Sometimes, a person has a mental health disorder or psychological issue that prompts them to start abusing a substance. This might come out of a need to numb the problem. It’s also possible for the individual to begin abusing the drugs their prescription medications. In this case, treatment becomes a complicated process when a person is addicted to a drug they need. If the client truly needs the drug in question, they need intensive counseling on the dangers of abusing it.
On the other hand, it’s quite possible for an addiction to prompt psychological issues. A client with no history of depression or anxiety can suddenly find themselves struggling with these mental health conditions because of drug abuse. It’s difficult not to become depressed or anxious when your life is falling apart. It’s a reasonable to react with feelings of depression and anxiety when facing a life of addiction cycles. Unfortunately, it still requires an additional layer of therapy.
Addiction treatment programs used for both substance use and mental health disorders include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- 12 step therapy program
- Individual, family, and group therapy
- Mindfulness practices
About Promises Brazos Valley
Our Texas drug rehab offer dual diagnosis treatment as just one of our research-backed approaches to substance abuse. We have the tools and resources to treat almost any substance abuse problem we encounter. Here’s a few of those resources and tools:
- In-house, medically monitored detox programs
- Residential addiction treatment – includes extended care of over 90 days
- Relapse prevention skills
- Evidence-based therapies for both addiction and mental health conditions
If you suspect you might have a co-occurring condition, you may benefit from our dual diagnosis treatment program.
At Promises Brazos Valley, we will treat you as family as you begin to process your addiction and mental health disorders. If you feel ready to get the help you need, give us a call at 888.393.0391. We know you are more than your addiction. Let us help you discover your most authentic self.