What is Dual Diagnosis (Co-occurring Disorder)?
Substance Use Disorder + Mental Health Issues = Dual Diagnosis
If you think you may be suffering from alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder – as well as PTSD, depression, trauma or other mental health issue (dual diagnosis) – please know that seeking help is the first step to addiction recovery and regaining control of your life.
We believe that addiction is a complex but treatable disease. And, that no single addiction treatment is appropriate for everyone. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan.
New Start Recovery Solutions addiction recovery centers provide whole person dual diagnosis evidence-based addiction recovery in Northern California.
What is Dual Diagnosis (Co-occurring Disorders)?
The term is called Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Disorders. This means the individual has a combination of mental disorders (such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.) and addiction (to drugs or alcohol.)
Key to Lasting Recovery: Treat Addiction and the Mental Health Disorder
According to SAMSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration), regarding co-occurring disorders: “An important key to a successful recovery is treating both the mental health disorder and the drug addiction at the same time.
See What is PTSD?
People with mental health disorders are more likely than people without mental health disorders to experience addiction. Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. In many cases, people receive treatment for an addiction disorder while the mental health disorder remains untreated.
The goals of New Start Recovery Solutions are to establish sobriety and psychosocial supports, coping strategies and facilitate relapse prevention. We assist our patients to resolve any underlying issues and achieve a holistic and sustainable long term addiction recovery.
We treat the Whole Person – Body, Mind and Spirit.
How Often is Dual Diagnosis a Factor in Addiction Treatment?
According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.9 million people in the U.S. experience both a mental disorder and substance use disorder simultaneously. More than half of those people—4.1 million to be exact—are men.
Because many combinations of dual diagnosis can occur, the symptoms can vary widely. Addiction treatment centers use alcohol and drug screening tools to help identify people at risk for drug and alcohol abuse.
Symptoms of a mental health condition are unique to each individual. Warning signs can include extreme mood changes, confused thinking, problems concentrating, avoiding friends and social activities and thoughts of suicide. If any of these mental health condition warning signs are present – this can be an urgent reason to seek help.
Evidence Based, Individualized Addiction Treatment Programs
The best treatment for dual diagnosis is integrated treatment, in which the individual receives care for both their diagnosed mental health issues and substance abuse.
New Start Recovery Solutions uses individualized, evidence-based treatment programs – developed based on levels of drug use and depression (or other co-occurring disorder). Not everyone is the same – and addiction treatment should not be the same either. Our staff looks at each person’s unique history and creates an addiction treatment program that meets specific needs of the individual.
One call to our addiction hotline to discuss your situation gets you started – and we will take care of the rest. Our team of representatives will call and work with your insurance company for you.
New Start Recovery Solutions assists you or your loved one into the detox and addiction treatment program best suited to individual needs. Each person has unique circumstances; no two people are exactly the same. We customize treatment for each patient.
Residential Rehab Addiction Treatment Programs in East Bay, Chico Area, Sacramento
Contact New Start Recovery Solutions for details and more information on addiction treatment programs that will fit your needs –
and will work for you.
Outpatient Addiction Rehab Treatment in the Bay Area and Sacramento
Flexible Schedule Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Busy People
Day and Evening Times are Available in IOP Intensive Outpatient Programs
We also have Telehealth Virtual IOP.
Elements of an Effective Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment Plan
Treatment planning will not be the same for everyone. Below, some of the common methods used as part of our addiction treatment plans.
∙ Detox – Don’t let the fear of withdrawal keep you trapped in addiction. The compassionate staff from New Start Recovery Solutions helps you regain control of your life with access to our alcohol and drug detox programs. We currently offer alcohol and drug rehab in Concord East Bay, and Bangor (Chico area).
∙ Inpatient Addiction Treatment – Evidence-based addiction treatments, holistic therapies, and over 20 years of experience within a safe and supportive environment
∙ Supportive Housing – Transitional living.
∙ Psychotherapy is usually a large part of an effective dual diagnosis treatment plan. In particular, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people with dual diagnosis learn how to cope and change ineffective patterns of thinking, which may increase the risk of substance use.
Medications are often useful for treating mental illnesses. Certain medications can also help people ease withdrawal symptoms during the detoxification process and promote recovery.
MAT Treatment for Opioid Abuse – New Start Recovery Solutions uses MAT Medication Assisted Treatment for patients in opioid recovery. M.A.T. Medication Assisted Treatment is the Gold Standard treatment for opioid addiction.
∙ Self-Help and Support Groups – Dealing with a dual diagnosis can feel challenging and isolating. New Start Recovery Solutions aftercare and alumni groups allow members to share frustrations and celebrate successes. Support groups also provide a space for forming healthy friendships filled with encouragement to stay clean.
New Start Recovery Solutions Residential Rehab Locations
New Start Recovery Solutions Bangor, CA