For many struggling with addiction, it’s common to also be dealing with mental health struggles simultaneously. For some, dealing with the effects of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead them toward drug or alcohol use to cope with the impacts of these disorders on their day-to-day lives. For others, substance abuse may exacerbate or heighten existing mental health issues, leading to a continuous cycle of self-medicating through the use or misuse of drugs or alcohol.
While everyone’s experience with mental health and substance use disorders will be different, it’s extremely common to experience co-occurring disorders, meaning a dual diagnosis of both a mental health and a substance use disorder. If you or a loved one is dealing with co-occurring disorders, it’s important to remember that you are not alone, and help is out there for you to begin your journey toward healing through co-occurring disorders treatment. Nashville Treatment Solutions offers comprehensive outpatient treatment options to assist those struggling with co-occurring disorders to find lasting recovery and live a substance-free life.
What is co-occurring disorders treatment?
Co-occurring disorders treatment occurs when an individual seeks treatment for a dual diagnosis of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder concurrently. The typically recommended approach to treating co-occurring disorders involves integrating treatment of all diagnosed disorders together to best treat the whole person and tackle each individual’s needs.
Comprehensive treatment begins during the detox process and continues throughout aftercare and beyond, offering one of the most effective methods for treating co-occurring disorders and giving those struggling the best chance for recovery. Our treatment plans for a dual diagnosis are created for each individual and their specific needs, and often include one or more of the following: Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Intervention and EMDR Therapy, Medication-Assisted Therapy, Community-Focused Therapy, and support groups.
When searching for the appropriate outpatient treatment center, it’s important to consider the following questions:
● Does this facility treat co-occurring disorders?
● Have they previously supported patients with similar diagnoses?
● Do they utilize traditional evidence-based treatment AND alternative holistic treatments?
● Do they offer specialized treatments for these specific co-occurring disorders?
By doing so, you’ll be able to identify the best treatment method for you and your specific needs, ensuring the best route toward recovery and a life free from substances and addiction.
Common Co-occurring Disorders
Nashville Treatment Solutions treats many of the common diagnoses and substance use disorders that make up co-occurring disorders. These can include the following:
- Opioid addiction
- Alcohol addiction (alcoholism)
- Prescription pill abuse
- Cocaine use
- Marijuana addiction
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
We will work with you to craft an individualized treatment plan that includes the right mix of treatment for you.
Why You Should Seek Co-occurring Disorders Treatment Today
It’s imperative that those struggling with co-occurring disorders receive treatment for all facets of their mental health and substance use disorders in order to achieve whole-brain healing. By seeking outpatient treatment, you are making a commitment to yourself and your sobriety. Whether you opt for a partial hospitalization program or an intensive outpatient program, this type of treatment will increase your chances of staying sober and allow you to apply the tools you’ve learned to your everyday life.
Don’t let your co-occurring disorders keep you from living the life you deserve. At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we offer intensive outpatient co-occurring disorders treatment designed to help you recover from your co-occurring diagnoses and heal from addiction and substance abuse. If you reside in one of the areas we serve, get in touch today to discuss your possible treatment plans and get started in your treatment and recovery.