Dual-Diagnosis, otherwise known as Co-Occurring Disorders, is the term used to describe a situation when an individual struggling with a substance abuse disorder also has a mental illness. At Opus Health, we use dual-diagnosis treatment to help you treat your mental health disorder without the use of dangerous substances.
The term “Dual-Diagnosis” can pertain to a broad spectrum of mental illnesses and addictions. Whether the addiction or mental illness becomes present first, the two can often be seen hand-in-hand. Substance misuse can worsen mental disorders. Additionally, some people who experience mild to severe mental illnesses can turn to drugs or alcohol to cope, and a vicious cycle can begin.
At Opus Health, we understand that dual-diagnosis treatment is essential for anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. It is important to get help for both of the issues, not just address one of them.
If you have been previously diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder, then dual-diagnosis treatment is right for you. To be sure it’s the best treatment option, you can:
No two mental illnesses are exactly alike, just as no addiction looks the same for everyone. Treatment for Dual-Diagnosis is individualized for the patient and his specific history, condition, and psychiatric needs.
We take serious consideration and care when working with patients to meet the best possible treatment modalities for their recovery.
Co-occurring disorders are taken seriously. We work with all Dual-Diagnosis patients to the best of our ability, at their own pace. Different diagnoses can require the following treatments: