Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Tennessee

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 45% of people in the United States have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and a substance use disorder (SUD). People with mental health conditions are twice as likely to have an SUD as the general population.

Treating substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health disorders simultaneously can help improve outcomes and create long-term success.

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What Is A Dual Diagnosis Disorder?

A dual diagnosis disorder is the presence of both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Across the United States, 7.7 million people suffer from a co-occurring mental health disorder and an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Over half of these individuals did not receive treatment for either condition. When it comes to dual diagnosis, it can be difficult to determine which disorder came first: mental illness or substance abuse. While a large portion of individuals suffers from mental illnesses first, there are nearly as many who begin abusing substances and then experience mental illness.

Signs and Symptoms of a Dual Diagnosis Disorder

Someone who has a dual diagnosis disorder will experience several symptoms. Because not everyone has the same mental illness or addiction, the symptoms may vary. However, there are many common ones, including the following:

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Most Common Dual Diagnosis Disorders

What to Expect During Dual Diagnosis Treatment​ in Tennessee?

Our dual diagnosis treatment centers in Tennessee provide the type of focused care that supports individuals who want to overcome addiction and improve their mental health simultaneously. Treatment can take place either in a residential or outpatient setting, depending on the level of care needed. Treatment is provided by a team of licensed medical professionals. This includes physicians, nurses, and mental health counselors trained to treat a variety of mental illnesses and addictions. A combination of therapy modalities and medications brings about results that help people improve and eliminate many symptoms of dual diagnosis. 

Dual-diagnosis treatment is essential to treat both a substance use disorder and a mental illness. Individuals who struggle with both often don’t receive adequate care in terms of treating both conditions. For example, when an individual receives substance abuse treatment but does not address their mental health disorder, they may see momentary benefits, but fluctuations in their mental health could influence a relapse. The opposite is just as likely. Individuals who go to therapy and receive mental health care but don’t address their addiction can experience problems when their substance use increases symptoms such as depression or panic attacks.

Our Treatment Programs

At Nashville Treatment Solutions, our immersive dual diagnosis treatment centers in Tennessee bridge the gap between healing and comfort. With multiple programs, our outpatient treatment options allow each client to live at home or in a structured sober living off site. This allows them to continue utilizing skills they've learned in real-life while still providing structure and accountability around them.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Programming or (PHP) is a great option for those who need structure and support in their lives but can still live independently.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is often ideal for those who need additional support after you complete a partial hospitalization program or a residential program.

Outpatient Rehab (OP)

Patients who attend our outpatient program also live at home, but they come to our treatment center once or twice weekly.

How Do I Know I Need Treatment?

  1. Substance misuse: This is the most obvious sign. If you’re using drugs or alcohol to cope with life and can’t quit despite negative consequences, you may need dual diagnosis treatment.

  2. Mental health issues: If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia and are also struggling with substance misuse, dual diagnosis treatment may be beneficial.

  3. Poor response to treatment: If you’ve been treated for either a substance use disorder or a mental health disorder, but your condition isn’t improving or is getting worse, it could be because you’re struggling with an undiagnosed co-occurring disorder.

  4. Interference with daily life: If your mental health and/or substance use is interfering with your ability to function in your daily life, such as impacting your work, school, relationships, or health, dual diagnosis treatment may be necessary.


How We Treat Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Our dual diagnosis treatment centers in Tennessee provide several kinds of therapy that assist in treating both mental health disorders and addiction. These therapies include:

Find Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Tennessee Today!

When someone deals with both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder, it can prove overwhelming. The good news is effective help for both conditions is available at Nashville Treatment Solutions. Our dual diagnosis treatment centers in Tennessee offer several levels of outpatient care and detox that help people achieve better physical and mental health. We teach people to become sober while also addressing ways to improve their moods. 

For more information about getting treatment for dual diagnosis, contact us now. We can help you make the healthy change in your life that you deserve.

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