Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Program Many people who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction who also have a co-occurring mental illness face a more difficult battle when overcoming substance abuse. Mental disorders can alter a person’s thoughts to have them believe that they are either not sick, or that they have it managed. In dual-diagnosis patients, trust is key. It is imperative that the addicted individual feels comfortable with their therapist and the rest of their recovery team. Dual-diagnosis therapists undergo additional training and are typically more experienced in treating patients that are also dealing with psychiatric disorders. How Our Dual-Diagnosis Program in South Florida Can Help It is often hard to legitimately diagnosis a substance abuse patient with a mental health disorder while enrolled in a drug treatment program because withdrawal symptoms often mimic symptoms of mental health issues. In fact, only a few short years ago the Office of Applied Studies reported that only twelve percent of dual-diagnosis patients received proper care for their co-occurring illnesses. However, there is hope, especially if you have a prior diagnosis. By entering our dual-diagnosis program, you will receive treatment for your substance abuse issues, as well as your mental health problems. These two often go hand-in-hand and many drug treatment centers do not take mental health disorders as seriously as they should. Often times, with the use of the therapy and pharmaceuticals, patients come to a point of mental clarity. When they reach this point, the substance abuse issues can be addressed. What to Expect at a Dual-Diagnosis Program If you’ve ever going to a drug treatment center before, your mental state may be overlooked and just seen as a side effect of withdrawal. Many drug rehabs also use a form of a “cookie cutter” model for treatment, and treat most patients the same, regardless of pre-existing conditions. At Florida Coast Recovery, we understand that mental illness often leads to self medication, and that treating the mental illness needs to be the top priority. Our program facilitators find it to be of the utmost importance to get clients on the proper medications, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and more. Once medically stable, our team of therapists will work to rebuild self esteem and self confidence. We find it very important to build a relationship of trust with our patients, so that we can work on your core issues. Heal Yourself from Addiction at Our Dual-Diagnosis Program in South Florida You will be assigned a primary therapist that will be working with you the majority of the time. This therapist will put together a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs. One your therapist deems you to be stable enough to step down to an outpatient program, the team at Florida Coast Recovery will help assist in moving you along to the next step. You never have to feel alone again. Our team wants to see you succeed, and will also help you set up a support system to have with you long-term. When you’re ready to get started, or want information for a loved one, call us at anytime of the day at 855-807-3422.