Dual Diagnosis

Intro

People who happen to be diagnosed with substance abuse also usually tend to be diagnosed with a mental illness like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, eating, and/or post-traumatic stress disorders. The term, coined dual diagnosis, defines this occurrence.

Why is this? As it happens, abuse of substances can actually initiate a mental illness within an individual. Alcohol, as an example, inhibits the brain’s serotonin production, an element of the workings of the body which has a hand in influencing mood and human behavior. As such, long-term consumption of alcohol can lead to the development of depression or OCD.

Unfortunately, the inverse is also true. Those looking to escape from their mental health struggles may turn to substances to alleviate their mind as a means of escape (like alcohol providing relief, though temporary, of anxiety, fear, and blame). These two can often exacerbate the other, worsening the state of the individual’s mind and mental health.

Treatment

At Indiana Center for Recovery, we certainly offer dual diagnosis treatment. Those who seek out recovery at our center will be given an examination for dual disorders as both addictions to substances and ailments of the mind share similar warning signs. Professional staff will properly pinpoint one’s condition and, should they be given a dual diagnosis, will work accordingly to help the patient recover.

It is important to understand that someone afflicted with addiction may be compelled to use substances just to go about their normal day. Therefore, Indiana Center for Recovery decides on the best treatment option upon admission to the center by the staff. Afterward, we will tailor an individualized treatment plan to that person’s individual needs.

Indiana Center for Recovery is the state’s only full continuum of care facility. We hold a board-certified psychiatrist on staff as our medical director, licensed mental health counselors, and 24/7 nursing on-site. What’s more, we offer EMDR Therapy and 12-step courses, plus dual diagnosis treatment.

Rate of Dual Diagnosis Cases

An annual report published by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 8.5 million people had been dually diagnosed with a substance and mental illness in 2017. This means that out of every four surveyed, one had both a mental affliction and abused substances.

8.5  million dually diagnosed with substance use disorder and a mental condition in 2017. 1 of 4 surveyed had both a mental health condition and a substance use disorder.

Signs One Needs Treatment for Dual Diagnosis

The primary sign a person needs treatment for dual diagnosis is when they have mental illness and substance abuse disorder. Notably, this becomes most problematic when a person begins to have problems getting through the usual tasks of the day controlling the substance consumption, or starts withdrawing from their relationships.

Through long-term use, a person will build up a tolerance to the substances they use or alcohol they consume, which results in harder use of both substances.

Facilities

Our facilities have been designed to be innovative and top of the line and facilitate the recovery process throughout. Indiana Center for Recovery is one of the only centers in the United States that houses a full-time award-winning psychiatrist as our medical director.

Our detox protocols are up to date, and the center sets a gold standard for detoxification. Our private chef works in tandem with our in-house nutritionist and nursing staff to make the experience as comfortable as it can be.

Because facing these afflictions is so trying and one of the most difficult things an individual can face, it is essential to have a nurturing environment. Our housing is hospitable, relaxing, and welcoming. The space hosts newly renovated units, with hardwood floors, appliances that have been upgraded, and new electronics, all added to make patients feel absolutely at home.

The center’s Clinical and Administrative Buildings are the site of one’s journey to recovery. Here, our staff works to get to know clients better. They’ll attempt to figure out what motivates you? What inspires and captivates you? Another question that’s also vital: what makes you feel complete? This information can help better focus your exact treatment.

Levels of Care

Our inpatient detox offers a full detox that focuses on medical care and therapy models based on evidence. Whether one is addicted to alcohol or substances like opioids or other drugs, the center provides clients with a safe detoxification process (which is usually the most effective way to get an individual to recover fully).

A person’s withdrawal symptoms influence them to continue consuming a drug to make it incredibly difficult to stave off. Of course, the substances are the cause of intense cravings for a substance. This is what can lead to a relapse.

We will provide all clients with medical supervision 24/7. The staff enables the center to generate full treatment plans which focus on that person’s needs. The center treats co-occurring disorders, cocaine, heroin, and other addictions, plus more.

After detox, residential treatment is the next step in the process. Most patients finish the detox stage before beginning residential treatment. Here, people will attend therapy and group counseling daily and are also offered numerous treatment modalities that center on mental health treatment. Those who are afflicted with addiction will find it advantageous to get a combination of treatment options.

There exist individual and group therapy types depending on a patients’ needs. With individual therapy, some modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical therapy. These can be used to treat co-occurring disorders.

Group therapy is made up of detaching, detecting, and getting into a discourse on the past to help better craft a recovery plan. On average, the residential phase lasts from a week to a month. This depends on the patient’s needs.

Another available program is the outpatient partial hospitalization program (PHP). This program occurs as often as four to six hours a day, at least five days per week. This is an option for patients suffering from mental afflictions and substance abuse but can manage enough without needing constant supervision.

Many of the recovery services offered in the residential program are offered in this one, with the program set to reprogram clients to lead sober lives. The PHP program means patients can continue their work, schooling, and daily lives while making steps to recovery. Those hungry to stay sober, those who wish to work while beating addiction, and those that take prescribed medications without abusing them are some of the ideal candidates for this program.

Rediscover Life Today

The Indiana Center for Recovery strives to provide the best in healing from substance abuse and mental afflictions. We host highly professional and caring staff that provide refined and effective treatments, all in a quality environment. We take pride in providing the finest rehabilitation and detox services in the American Midwest. The goal: to treat all who are admitted into our center trying to beat substance abuse. Alcohol and drug addiction are tough battles to overcome.

Whether it is opioids, stimulants, benzos, or other substances, Indiana Center for Recovery is here to provide dedicated support and compassion. The center houses an experienced staff of professionals, an environment with a community campus-like structure, and treatment methods that are demonstrated.

Dual diagnoses treatments, with our programs, can be worked through and recovered from because that is what we specialize in. Contact us today to see how we can help you or a loved one on the path to recovery.

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