Dual Diagnosis Resources
Specialized, Whole-Person Treatment for Dual Diagnosis
Life is difficult enough for clients with a mental health disorder without the added burden of a substance use disorder. For many people, the symptoms they endure everyday lead to a complicated coexistence of self-medicating with the use of alcohol and/or drugs. This is because substances can mask mental health disorder symptoms that need to be addressed. That’s why at our dual diagnosis treatment clinic, we help individuals by first addressing their substance abuse disorder to then treat the underlying mental health disorder successfully.
If you or a loved one is in a vicious cycle of emotional pain that leads to seeking refuge by using alcohol or drugs, treatment at Clearview may be beneficial. The resources provided on this page are hopefully helpful as you have questions about dual diagnosis. If you or a loved one is seeking treatment or has questions about treatment, please reach out to our friendly admissions counselors. Clearview can put you or your loved one on the path to recovery from dual diagnosis.
Dual Diagnosis FAQs
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about 8 million people, or 17.5 percent of adults living in the United States with a mental illness, have a co-occurring substance use disorder. Mental health and addiction psychoanalysts progressively believe that brain disorders and substance abuse disorders are biologically and physiologically constructed. Combinations of mental illness and substance abuse are now so common that many clinicians expect to discover and treat both.
A dual diagnosis means you have both a drug or alcohol addiction and a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or borderline personality disorder. Many people struggling with symptoms of mental illness use alcohol or drugs to find relief from their symptoms, which can ultimately lead to more severe addiction.
How to treat Dual Diagnosis
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