Dual Diagnosis Treatment



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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. Many people drink and take drugs for recreational fun, but others do so as a way of self-medicating underlying mental health concerns. As time goes on, they develop a dependence, and addiction results. 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.

At Promises Brazos Valley, we understand that both mental health concerns and addiction are serious and chronic diseases. We provide comprehensive, individualized care for our clients so they can attain long-term sobriety. Our dual diagnosis treatment programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each person who comes to us for help. To learn more about the addiction recovery services available, please contact Promises Brazos Valley today at 979.426.0086.

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What are Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment Programs?

When a client enters our Texas drug rehab for substance use disorder treatment, we perform a thorough assessment of their physical, emotional, and mental state. If a psychological issue becomes apparent at any point, 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 clinicians treat both conditions at the same time. This is essential because the untreated condition may interfere with the recovery process.

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.

How Does a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program Work?

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. Many of the conditions are chronic, but the clinicians will help you manage your mental health in a healthier way. In doing so, they make it easier for the addiction therapist to treat your addiction itself. We also recommend 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 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 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 offers 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 are 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.

Seek Support at Promises Brazos Valley

At Promises Brazos Valley, we will treat you like family as you begin to process your addiction and mental health disorders. We are prepared to support those battling a range of substance use disorders, including:

  • Alcohol addiction treatment
  • Cocaine addiction treatment
  • Heroin addiction treatment
  • Methamphetamine addiction treatment
  • Prescription drug abuse and addiction

If you feel ready to get the help you need, give us a call at 979.426.0086. We know you are more than your addiction. Let us help you discover your most authentic self.

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