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Dual-Diagnosis Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Atlanta
Dual-diagnosis, or co-occurring diagnosis, refers to a combination of Substance Use Disorder and mental health challenges. Dual-diagnoses are very common because using drugs and alcohol are often an attempt to alleviate, or “cope” with symptoms caused by an underlying mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and others. Struggling with mental health causes many people to “self-medicate” with drugs and alcohol to alleviate the negative thoughts or feelings associated with mental health challenges. This “solution” is rarely, if ever, sustainable, and very often leads to destructive behaviors and outcomes.
For an explanation of the complexity of dual diagnoses visit: Mood Disorders and Substance Use Disorder: A Complex Comorbidity - PMC
In many cases it’s the drug and alcohol use that causes mental health problems. After all, even moderate drug and alcohol use can cause depression, anxiety, paranoia—and in severe cases—suicidal ideations.
Regardless of causality, if you’re suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and mental health issues, you will likely receive what’s referred to as a dual-diagnosis. Because the relationship between SUD and mental health is so common, the vast majority of addiction treatment facilities treat the overlapping co-occurring conditions in concert.
For more information visit: Comorbidity: Substance Use and Other Mental Disorders | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that over nine million Americans currently struggle with a dual-diagnosis for which they need expert medical care.
For more insight into the efficacy of individual and group therapy visit: Group Therapy in Substance Use Treatment - SAMHSA
What Happens In Dual-Diagnosis Addiction Treatment Centers?
With the help of a skilled therapist, patients work to identify the relationship between their substance use and co-occurring mental health problems. To create a successful path forward, it is critically important that you provide as much information as possible when doing your assessment. Once the disorders are identified, your treatment team—with your input—creates a comprehensive course of therapy modalities that will increase the likelihood of your success.
For more information about the clinical approach to dual diagnoses visit: Co-Occurring Disorders Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment | SAMHSA
After you complete the inpatient portion of your addiction treatment in a dual diagnosis program, your treatment team will refer you to a therapist in your area so you can continue your recovery progress. Adherence to your continuing care plan will help ensure continuity of important elements of treatment, such as individual counseling, group therapy and medication management, if prescribed.
Recovery from co-occurring substance use and mental illness is a lifelong process. Continuing care is essential to build on the work you did in inpatient treatment.
For more insight into the importance of continuity of care visit: Continuity of Care in Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Definitions, Applications, and Implications - PubMed
Co-occurring disorders can make your life difficult to manage. Fortunately there are many inpatient treatment options that will help you get to the root causes of your Substance Use Disorder and mental health issues. Quality treatment centers can give you the recovery foundation you need and have you back on track to living a happy, productive, and fulfilling life.
Detox for Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation
- Medical Detox
- Hospital (Medical) Detox
- Alcohol Detox
- Opioid Detox
- Methamphetamine Detox
- Cocaine Detox
- Benzodiazepines Detox
Rehab Setting for Dual Diagnosis
- Online Telehealth
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
- Partial Hospitalization PHP
- Residential Inpatient
- Sober Living
Approaches for Dual-Diagnosis Addiction Treatment
While each patient’s course of treatment will be different according to their care needs, their facility’s resources, their mental health history, and other factors.
Some of the primary therapies offered in a dual-diagnosis rehab include:
- Medical Detox
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Individualized Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Supplemental Occupational Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Contingency Management
- Case Management Services
- Matrix Model
- Dual Diagnosis
- (12) Twelve Step Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Anger Management
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Faith Based
- Motivational Interviewing
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
- Wilderness / Adventure
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Treatment
- Methadone Treatment (Heroin Treatment)
Accredited Dual-Diagnosis Rehab Centers
- Has Accreditation
- CARF Accredited
- The Joint Commission
- Council On Accreditation
- Healthcare Facilities Accreditation
- State Department Of Health
- State Mental Health Department
- State Substance Abuse Agency
Payment Accepted for Dual-Diagnosis Addiction Treatment
- Government Funded
- Medicaid Insurance
- Medicare Insurance
- Income Base (Sliding Fee Scale)
- Private Health Insurance
- Military Insurance (TRICARE )
- Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers
Additional Resources to Help You Understand Dual-Diagnosis
- What To Expect When You Have A Family Member In Rehab
- Do Rehabs Allow you To Have Your Cell Phone?
- Do Rehabs Allow Smoking Cigarettes / Vapes?
- Do Rehabs Allow Laptops?
- Can I Bring My Pet to Rehab?
- Can I Go to Rehab If I am Pregnant?
- Do Rehabs Allow Couples?
- Alcohol Abuse and Other Psychiatric Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism: Are They Related?
- Co-Occurring: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders
- The Case for Screening and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders
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Legacy Healing Centers
A premier behavioral health provider. We specialize comprehensive treatment of addiction. Legacy uses an individualized client-centered approach, designed to build hope, create a stable support network and achieve long-term health and healing. We take Private Insurance Only. View ListingCall :754-399-1216