Do you have a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder? ‘Do you ask yourself, ‘Do I need dual diagnosis treatment?’ Getting a comprehensive assessment at Aqua Recovery is an ideal first step to determining your treatment needs.
Perhaps you are not sure what a dual diagnosis disorder is, and how to get the help that you need in treatment. There are still treatment approaches to dual diagnosis disorder that potentially do not provide the optimal treatment approach. This is one reason that possibly leads to people asking themselves, ‘Do I need dual diagnosis treatment, and what is the best treatment option for me?’
The caring, professional staff at Aqua Recovery have the expertise to guide you through every step of the recovery process and help you regain control over your life. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment, and why the treatment provided for dual diagnosis disorders at Aqua Recovery is a modern, comprehensive approach to helping every client meet their specific treatment needs.
What is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is perhaps confusing to some people. When you have a dual diagnosis disorder, this means that you have both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. Some people use more than one substance, and some people have more than one co-occurring mental health disorder. Psychology Today explains that these disorders potentially differ in severity and that the severity of each aspect of the dual diagnosis disorder possibly changes over time.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) indicates that either disorder can occur first. Some individuals turn to alcohol or other drugs in an effort to cope with their mental illness symptoms. Other individuals may develop the mental health disorder after developing their substance use disorder. There is often no way that an individual can determine which disorder occurred before the other one.
Dual Diagnosis Symptoms
There are several symptoms that possibly answer your question, ‘Do I need dual diagnosis treatment? Some symptoms include:
- Feeling as though you need a drug to function through normal daily activities
- Loss of control over your use of drugs
- Using under dangerous circumstances that includes engaging in risky behaviors
- Sudden behavioral changes
- No longer engaging in activities that you once enjoyed
- Withdrawal from family members and friends
You are not alone of you have a dual diagnosis disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness points to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It reports that more than nine million people in the U.S. have dual diagnosis disorders.
Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
Maybe you ask yourself, ‘Do I need dual diagnosis treatment’ for the substance use disorder at one facility and treatment for your mental health disorder at another treatment program. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) explains that there are people from all walks of life that have a dual diagnosis disorder. The Aqua Recovery Dual Diagnosis program treats people from a variety of age groups, both genders, and from all walks of life.
The first step is getting a comprehensive assessment at Aqua Recovery. The treatment team has the knowledge and professional skills to develop your individualized treatment plan. Your treatment plan is unique to your own specific needs.
The same therapies that are utilized in substance abuse treatment also work very well in mental health treatment. Engaging in mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment in an integrated treatment format means that you receive treatment for both disorders at the same time.
Begin taking back control over your life today. Take the important first steps towards your recovery when you contact us today at 866.830.4628 to learn more about Aqua Recovery and dual diagnosis treatment.