Dual Diagnosis

Substance use and mental health disorders frequently co-occur within any one given individual. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 7.9 million people in the U.S. experience both a mental disorder and substance use disorder simultaneously. 

At Newsong Recovery, our board-certified psychiatrists provide personalized dual diagnosis plans that address all underlying issues fueling the individual’s response to self-medicate with substances. Whether our patients are struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or bipolar, we provide therapy, support, medication, and health services to treat the substance use disorder and its underlying causes. 

Why Don’t We Just Treat Addiction?

Historically, addiction treatment has attended to one or the other as if unrelated. The professional fields of mental health and substance use recovery have different cultures, so finding integrated care can challenging.

At Newsong Recovery, our board-certified addiction specialists and psychiatrists integrate these cultures and services on every level of care. Our dual diagnosis programs address mental health issues that most often spur drug and/or alcohol use. Trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and compulsive disorders are common risk factors for relapse.

We strongly believe these disorders in mental health need to be addressed during treatment, as well as after, to ensure long-term recovery. By seeking treatment for addiction and a co-occurring behavioral or mental health disorder, our patients stand the best chances of successfully attaining the fulfilling, healthy life they deserve.

How Do Our Dual Diagnosis Programs Work?

Research shows the best treatment for dual diagnosis is integrated intervention — when a person receives care for both their diagnosed mental illness and substance use. 

At Newsong Recovery, our addiction psychiatrists evaluate each patient’s physical, emotional, and mental state by performing a full range of medical laboratory tests, brain imaging studies, and psychological tests. Based on the criteria from the DSM-5, the psychiatrists will identify and diagnose any underlying disorders, whether temporary or chronic. Based on the findings, combined with a thorough and compassionate discussion with each patient, the psychiatrists will formulate the best course of action for their treatment.

Recovery planning will not be the same for everyone, but here are the common methods used as part of the treatment plan:

● Detoxification

● Residential treatment

● Supportive housing

● Psychotherapy

● Medications

● Self-help and support groups

Our psychiatrists work hand in hand with each patient’s primary care and other specialty physicians in a coordinated fashion to ensure that their medical, emotional, and behavioral needs are fully met with efficiency, often resulting in a full recovery.

Ready to get help?

Newsong Recovery offers complimentary consultations with our team of board-certified addiction specialists. To learn more about our comprehensive treatment program and our dual diagnosis approach to whole-person recovery, call us now.

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“There is hope. You can build a fulfilled life in recovery.”