Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis, also called co-occurring disorder, exists when a client has both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Surveys show that 8.9 million adults have a dual diagnosis of both a mental health problem like depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, and an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Our Solutions is a dual diagnosis treatment center utilizing integrated treatment to address issues with both mental health and addiction. In integrated treatment, a client is given individualized drug abuse treatment concurrently with treatment for a mental health condition—all in a safe, familial environment. Our co-occurring disorders treatment includes therapy for drug or alcohol addiction and any one or more of the following mental health disorders:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)/Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Trauma

Clients are treated on an individual basis and treatment is customized based on our assessment of their mental health condition, severity of addiction, current medications being taken, family history, and other essential information. We try to include family every step of the way, through therapy sessions and other avenues as outlines in our Family Services program.

Trauma Services

Our Solutions believes that trauma lies at the base of most ailments. We offer co-occurring services that help you heal old wounds that have gone unrecognized, provided by experienced trauma specialists. Get in touch today to begin your journey toward healing.

Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment

Clients are supported in exploring the underlying issues that act as a catalyst for substance use issues, such as racing thoughts, anxiety, depression, trauma, and distorted thinking. We utilize several techniques in order to help clients process and cope with their emotions, behavior, and trauma:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients identify negative patterns of thought, how it affects their behavioral patterns, and gives them tools to redirect those thoughts and behaviors in a positive direction.
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of CBT that is used to treat borderline personality disorder and other mental health disorders. It offers clients ways to cope with extreme, and often sudden, swings in mood and emotion.
  • Neurolinguistics provides a framework for how a client experiences reality and re-organizing that experience to influence behavior. It targets how people communicate both internally and externally; how information is processed, stored, and recalled; and it helps to alter communication to achieve a happier, more satisfying life.
  • Spiritual teachings shed light onto the nature of existence and helps to identify a purpose in life. Most people dealing with addiction have lost direction. The spiritual principles of the program of recovery mixed with the influences of the major religions provide the guidance necessary for self-discovery. Alternative spirituality programs are also available to assist those who have struggled with the development of a higher power in the past.
  • Other methods include hypnosis, positive affirmation/self-empowerment training, co-dependency therapy, 12-step groups, Jungian therapy, and art and music therapy. These can be helpful where trauma or PTSD is involved, or for a co-occurring diagnosis.

It’s important to note that some people can also be addicted to their depression and anxiety. We help people release the cord attached to this disorder and teach them how to get out of the hole of depression. It’s very important to us that we create a safe community where people feel comfortable sharing.