Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe a person who is struggling with both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. This can include depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and addiction to drugs or alcohol. It is important to understand that dual diagnosis requires specialized treatment in order to be effective. At TruHealing Centers, we understand the unique challenges that come with dual diagnosis and strive to provide comprehensive care that addresses both the mental health and substance use disorders.
Our holistic approach to treatment focuses on treating the whole person rather than simply applying a formulaic approach. Dual diagnosis treatment is known as dual recovery. This type of treatment is important because it allows individuals to heal from both their addiction and their mental illness. It is also important to note that dual diagnosis can result in dual stigmas if not well understood, leading to poorer social support.
The most effective way to treat patients with dual diagnosis is with a holistic program that treats all aspects of both diseases in one place. This includes behavioral therapies, medications, and support groups which provide emotional and social support. It is also important for individuals to stop using alcohol or drugs in order for treatment to be effective. At TruHealing Centers, we treat our clients like family and strive to provide the best possible care for those struggling with dual diagnosis. We understand the unique challenges that come with this condition and are committed to helping our clients achieve long-term recovery.