Dual diagnosis is when someone is suffering with both a substance abuse problem and a mental health disorder. It may also be referred to as a co-occurring condition. Dual diagnosis is very common in addiction treatment as about half of people with substance abuse also struggle with mental illness. The good news is that you can work on recovering from both conditions at a dual diagnosis treatment center like Compassion Behavioral Health.
Compassion Behavioral Health has a Substance Abuse Treatment Program and a Mental Health Treatment Program. Between these two programs, we’re able to address the symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse and treat both disorders simultaneously. This leads to improved outcomes, faster healing times and a reduced risk for relapse.
If you have questions about dual diagnosis treatment, please contact Compassion Behavioral Health today. Below you’ll find more information about the link between mental illness and substance abuse and why dual diagnosis treatment is essential to healing.