Dual Diagnosis

Addiction Often Occurs Alongside Emotional or Mental Health Issues

What We Treat

What We Treat

It’s very common for those struggling with addiction to have dual or co-occurring disorders. In other words, substance abuse often goes hand in hand with emotional trauma or mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In some cases, one disorder leads to or causes another. Other times, they exacerbate each other. For example, a person who has a social anxiety disorder may turn to alcohol as a way to help ease the symptoms that result from that condition. However, self-medicating in this way often only serves to make the problems worse. The underlying issues of the social anxiety disorder are left unaddressed, and the alcohol problem gets worse as the person becomes more reliant on it to cope. Or, alternately, someone who has a habit of binge drinking may develop depression as a result of alcohol’s effects on their brain and their behavior.

Common Co-occurring Conditions

  • Alcoholism
  • Drug addiction
  • Sex addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD

Help for Dual Diagnosis

We excel at treating patients who struggle with a dual diagnosis, even those who have tried and failed treatment many times before. All of The Meadows Outpatient Centers offer an eight-week program that includes intensive group therapy, individual therapy with our master’s-level, licensed clinicians, and a combination of other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Neurofeedback is provided in our on-site Brain Center, along with trauma-sensitive yoga, art therapy, tai chi, and other holistic offerings. Family participation is also a valuable part of the program. A psychiatrist is available on-site for weekly medication management, psychiatric evaluations, and program oversight. We also incorporate 12-Step principles and subscribe to a total abstinence model.

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