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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis treatment refers to clinical and medical care that addresses addiction alongside co-occurring disorders. What are the most common co-occurring disorders in drug rehab?

Generally, disorders such as depression or anxiety are the most common amongst those suffering from addiction. Thus, individuals with more than one diagnosis require a dual diagnosis rehab treatment to address their mental health needs.

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we provide quality treatment for these individuals.

Frequently, addiction and mental health conditions go hand in hand. However, an individual must stop using substances for an extended period to obtain an appropriate diagnosis.

Generally, detox from drugs and alcohol occurs in a licensed medical detox center. Florida detox centers, in particular, specialize in opiate detox and alcohol detox. As a result, the licensed medical staff observes any physical withdrawal signs and possible psychiatric symptoms.

After the completion of detox, many individuals continue with co-occurring disorder treatment. During their dual diagnosis treatment, the individual begins to stabilize both medically and emotionally. They also start to understand how to navigate symptoms of their mental health disorder without using substances.


How to Know Who Needs a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Dual diagnoses mean someone has both a mental illness and a substance use disorder. Over 9 million people in the United States live with a co-occurring disease, yet only 7.5 percent of people enroll in treatment programs.

For example, some common co-occurring disorders include:

  • Alcoholism and depression
  • Cocaine abuse and anorexia
  • Heroin addiction and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Prescription drug dependence and anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorders and alcohol addiction

To receive an official dual diagnosis, you must be evaluated by a mental health professional or an addiction specialist. However, you don’t have to be a professional to recognize some of the signs and symptoms someone struggles with co-occurring disorders:

Signs of Drug Addiction

  • Struggling to keep up with school or work
  • Lying or stealing to continue an addictive behavior
  • attempting to quit drugs or alcohol but relapsing repeatedly
  • Expressing feelings of regret or shame about compulsive behavior
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit a harmful substance
  • Changing friends or family members for different activities or new crowds

Symptoms of Mental Illness

  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Feelings of despair, hopelessness, and worthlessness for two weeks
  • Feeling compelled to maintain complex rituals to relieve anxiety
  • Struggling to hold a job or friendships due to behavioral issues 
  • Using drugs, alcohol, or other compulsive behaviors to cope with stress
  • Withdrawing from others

Treating Addiction and Mental Health

A dual diagnosis treatment center offers you the ability to seek treatment for mental health and substance abuse at the same time. Often this leads to better recovery outcomes.

Untreated or undiagnosed mental health disorders can complicate substance abuse treatment. They also play a role in causing addiction. This makes a dual diagnosis treatment center an ideal choice for those that deal with mental health problems and addiction.

Dual diagnosis rehab centers provide appropriate programming for individuals with substance use disorder and mental health diagnoses. As a result, our Florida rehabilitation center offers psychiatric services, medication management, and individual treatment plans.

Additionally, physical and psychological assessments are available regularly during co-occurring disorder treatment episodes. Also, all members of our clinical team participate in the treatment planning process of patients. Our board-certified physicians may also use medications for mental health symptoms that are non-narcotic and non-addictive.

To successfully recover from drug and alcohol addiction, individuals must address the co-occurring disorders that impact substance use. For example, someone who suffers from depression may need psychotropic medication or regular psychiatric appointments. Alternatively, someone may suffer from alcohol addiction and require mental health therapy to attain recovery benefits.

Our renowned dual diagnosis treatment center assists individuals in reaching their full potential and leading productive lives.

What to Expect from Our Dual Diagnosis Program

Living with co-occurring disorders can be life-threatening. Integrated care is one of the most recommended approaches to treat dual diagnosis disorders, regardless of the co-occurring combination.  While specific services will vary upon the needs of each person, most of the time, integrated treatment offers a range of treatment services to the individual, providing the person with everything necessary to heal on all levels.

Personalized Therapy

We’ll choose the therapies you received based on your mental health diagnosis and substance use disorder. From cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to motivational therapy (MI), our specialists are well-trained and licensed in a wide range of psychotherapies to help you recover.

Medical Detox

When someone starts the detox process from alcohol or drugs, they’re likely to experience psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms. A comprehensive detox offers medical support and monitoring to assist in the process and stabilize treatment. Withdrawal symptoms can be even worse for people with mental health disorders. A medical detox center can prevent them from hurting themselves or others.

Medication Assistance

Patients with a dual diagnosis often have to follow medication protocols. However, to prevent abuse, our program includes medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to support and guide them using their medication to prevent misuse even after leaving treatment and help treat any mental health condition.

Inpatient and Outpatient Settings

Our dual diagnosis program is available for both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. This enables people to seek treatment based on their needs and schedule. Inpatient rehab offers a more structured, intense program, while outpatient programs provide greater flexibility.

Group Therapy

Most treatment programs will incorporate one or more group settings, including 12-step groups, support groups for those with a dual diagnosis disorder, and other forms of group therapy that help build a supportive community.

Talk to an Admission Specialist

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment to remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about the risks of drug abuse and to learn more about alcohol or drugs addiction treatment.


South Florida Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Those suffering from co-occurring disorders must attend a treatment center that simultaneously treats addiction, alcoholism, and psychological disorders.

Lighthouse Recovery Institute, a dual diagnosis treatment center in Florida, provides the best rehab for addiction and mental health. We understand the significance of addressing mental health concerns and substance abuse separately and at the same time. Thus, allowing each individual the opportunity to achieve lasting recovery.

Does Insurance Cover Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers?

Insurance plans will share some or all of the cost of dual diagnosis treatment programs when substance abuse is the primary diagnosis. Nowadays, most health care insurance policies will cover mental health treatment, even if it co-occurs with addiction. Call our Dual Diagnosis Rehab Center today if you consider seeking help for addiction and struggling with mental illness. Our staff can verify your insurance, discuss treatment options, and provide an assessment for free. 


Learn More About Addiction Treatment

Are all programs the same?

No. Our addiction treatment programs are designed and personalized to match your individual needs and your addiction.

Is alcohol rehab the same?

No. While the structure might be similar, alcohol addiction affects the brain differently, and we follow specific therapies and treatment programs designed to help those with alcohol use disorder.

Is family involved in treatment?

If possible. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe family inclusion in treatment is critical for long-term recovery. Whenever possible, we’ll do our best to incorporate family members into the treatment process. We’ll also assist family members who might be challenging to cope with their loved ones being in rehab. People in recovery need the support of family and friends to make progress, so we often invite family members to form support groups during therapy. 

Do you use medications?

If needed. For specific addictions, a medication-assisted treatment program might be beneficial, particularly during the early recovery stages. Medications can help ease withdrawal symptoms, control cravings, and make the recovery process easier on those in treatment.

How long is the treatment?

It depends. Our rehab programs are personalized to address your needs. However, most of our programs range in the 60- to 90-day, with many choosing continuum care after leaving rehab. 

Is detox mandatory?

Most of our patients come to our rehab center after completing our drug and alcohol detox program. Someone must be no longer using substances to start a rehab program. Otherwise, withdrawal symptoms can interfere with treatment and make progress too challenging.

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.