If you suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) and have a mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD, the best way to recover from addiction is by accessing professional dual diagnosis treatment. This treatment option is considered the most effective approach to treating co-occurring disorders.
CeDAR provides dual diagnosis treatment in Colorado. Our team’s experienced and knowledgeable mental health professionals and other addiction treatment specialists offer evidence-based treatment for co-occurring disorders. Are you asking yourself, “Where can I find dual diagnosis treatment near me?” If you’re in Colorado, call 720.848.3000 and let someone from our team at CeDAR help you onto the path to addiction recovery.
What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
It is extremely common for someone with an SUD to have a co-occurring mental health disorder. One reason is that people suffering from mental health disorders often use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. The drugs or alcohol ease the symptoms of their condition and seem, at first, to make life easier. Unfortunately, addiction often results, and rather than easing, life becomes more complicated than ever. Receiving high-quality care to help with both disorders is critical.
When there are co-occurring disorders, the symptoms of one magnify the symptoms of the other. Long-term success depends on treating them both in a collaborative, coordinated approach.
Dual diagnosis treatment can address addiction and underlying mental health disorders, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Compulsive disorders
- Delusional disorder
- Depression disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
In some cases, people enter rehab seeking to begin recovery from addiction without realizing they have a mental health disorder. The latter may have gone undiagnosed until then. Other people know going in that they have two conditions that require treatment. Either way, you will get the dual diagnosis treatment you need and deserve when there is a thorough intake process and your treatment team is alert to your symptoms.
Your care team will conduct an intake session with you that reviews your entire medical, psychiatric, and addiction history. Through their interviews, review of your records, and close assessment of your situation, they may provide you with a dual diagnosis. Even if you come to them before your co-occurring disorder is fully revealed, treatment will pivot quickly to a dual diagnosis approach to ensure you have the best possible outcome.
How Can I Find Dual Diagnosis Treatment Near Me?
You are on the right track. Researching dual diagnosis treatment with your phone or computer’s location access turned on will result in search items that fit your criteria. That’s not all there is to it, though. Once you have a list of addiction treatment centers in your area that provide treatment for co-occurring disorders, how do you decide which ones are reputable and have the best options for you?
Consider asking the following questions:
- “Have you received the proper levels of accreditation?” – The accreditation process in most states is typically quite rigorous. When an addiction treatment dual diagnosis facility has met the criteria, it is a good indicator of a safe, reputable provider.
- “Do you offer whole-person care?” – You do not want to be seen as a symptom or a segment of your whole self. In dual diagnosis treatment—and any other treatment for medical or mental health issues—your physical, emotional, psychological, and even spiritual self should be seen as a whole. This means you will have access to a range of treatment modalities that address all aspects of who you are and your challenges. You will be offered family therapy to begin healing meaningful relationships and perhaps mindfulness or spiritual practices to fulfill that aspect of yourself as you heal.
- “What evidence-based treatments are available?” – An addiction treatment program that relies on only one approach to dual diagnosis treatment will not be able to promise you the best in comprehensive care. No two people are alike. No two addictions or mental health diagnoses are precisely the same either. Flexibility and clinicians on staff who are experts in various treatments—for example, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-informed therapy—are benchmarks to look for during your search.
- “Will you provide continuing care after discharge?” – Aftercare is considered best practice in any dual diagnosis rehab program. Aftercare services keep track of your progress and offer the support of therapy, peer groups, and sober activities beyond the end of your official treatment.
These questions will help you find the best dual diagnosis treatment close to home.
Learn More About Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Colorado at CeDAR
CeDAR offers cutting-edge, evidence-based dual diagnosis treatment for a full range of mental health disorders and all substance use disorders, from alcohol to meth, benzos to opioids. Do not hesitate to seek the treatment you deserve. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment in Colorado by contacting CeDAR today at 720.848.3000 or using our online form to connect swiftly with just the right person.