Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe a person who has both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. It is estimated that about 17.5 million Americans are currently struggling with a mental health disorder, and that about one in four of these people have also been involved in substance abuse or have developed an addiction. The interactions between the two conditions can worsen both, and it is essential to have an action plan to avoid a relapse of drugs or medications. Risk factors such as genetics, stress, and trauma can contribute to dual diagnosis, as well as drug abuse which can cause symptoms that mimic mental illness.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help people with dual diagnoses learn how to cope and change ineffective thinking patterns, which can increase the risk of substance use. At Flowers Health Institute, we offer a wide range of services for people with co-occurring disorders and dual diagnoses. Our team of specialized mental health providers are experienced in diagnosing and treating co-occurring disorders, and we use best practices to individualize our treatment plans for each patient's diagnosis. If you think you may be suffering from a dual-diagnosis disorder, contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you manage your condition.
The Mental Health Collective is also an exceptional place to receive the most individualized care for your trauma and mental health needs.