DARA provides integrated, simultaneous dual diagnosis treatment for clients with drug and alcohol abuse and additions. Studies show that nearly 66% of individuals with a substance abuse issue have concurrent mental health issues. By providing treatment for all issues, in a holistic and highly individualized manner, DARA assures clients of the best chance for recovery.
DARA’s dual diagnosis treatment center provides a full-spectrum of evidenced-based and innovative treatment options, including medication management. In addition, we have highly trained and experienced specialists on staff who can provide care for multiple types of disorders. In the United States alone, nearly 9 million people have a dual diagnosis. Although dual diagnoses are common, many rehab centers do not address them at all, or to the degree implemented at DARA.
Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment
A dual diagnosis means that someone has a substance abuse issue that is present along with a mental health issue or issues. For some individuals, the uncomfortable or distressing emotional and mental symptoms led to using drugs or alcohol. Other clients developed mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, during the course of their addiction. DARA’s dual diagnosis treatment is both specialized and highly individualized.
Co-occurring mental health conditions that are commonly seen with drug and alcohol abuse include:
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
DARA has specialists certified in the care of dual diagnosis. In DARA’s pre-admission process, each potential client is assessed for dual diagnoses. At times, new issues are identified during residential treatment, and these become part of the comprehensive care plan. While DARA is able to manage most dual diagnosis problems, those with paranoid symptoms or certain other issues are not appropriate for our residential locations. In these cases, we are happy to provide referrals and assistance in locating a better option for treatment.
DARA’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center
Individualized treatment of the addiction and the mental health issues at the same time is absolutely mandatory for recovery to be possible. Treating issues separately means that one area may improve, while other areas get much worse, with treatment failure the final result. DARA’s philosophy is integrated whole-person treatment, with all needs addressed via a fully comprehensive care plan at dual diagnosis treatment center.
Integrated care means that each client receives treatment by psychiatric and addiction professionals, all under DARA’s roof. Therapists collaborate closely, to make sure that each facet of the care plan. Relapse prevention and life skills target the addiction process, as well as the bio-psycho-social needs of the client. Medication is indicated for some clients in the early part of recovery, to help manage psychiatric symptoms which allow focus on the overall recovery process. DARA is able to offer these services at both of our DARA treatment center.
DARA’s balanced approach to dual diagnosis treatment is based on the most current and effective evidence-based therapy. We are known for the quality of our services throughout the international addiction treatment community.