Dual Diagnosis Treatment

When addictions severely impact a person’s life, there is almost always a deeper reason. Many people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol also have a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder happening at the same time. For many people, the root cause has never been treated. Addictions are often a symptom of a more serious mental or or emotional issue that, once treated, greatly dissipate. At Fountain Hills Recovery, we treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders with psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

 
 
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ADDICTION IS ONLY PART OF THE ANSWER

At Fountain Hills Recovery, we believe that treating the issue of addiction is merely treating a symptom of a greater malady. Any combination of mental illness (including anxiety disorder, depression, etc.) and addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, etc.) can qualify an individual as a dual diagnosis patient. As one can imagine, the possibilities are almost endless. Using a dual-diagnostic approach, our clinicians are able to uncover layers of mental illness causing addiction.

 
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TREATING THE CAUSE NOT THE SYMPTOM

Dual diagnosis treatment addresses not only the substance abuse, but the underlying psychiatric diagnosis as well. At Fountain Hills Recovery, this means a comprehensive assessment is the first step in the treatment process. Often people have been improperly medicated for dual disorders. They may be overmedicated in the case of anxiety disorders and certain other conditions, and this can create a backlash effect. For depression, poor treatment management can result in frustration and a sense of hopelessness. The goal of dual diagnosis treatment is to help the client develop a clear plan for their future.