When facing mental health and substance abuse issues, it is normal to feel trapped by the rollercoaster ride of addiction. Recovering from alcohol or drug dependence is a complicated journey that also requires addressing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and other mental health concerns.

When a patient has both mental health issues and a substance use disorder, they’re experiencing something called “dual diagnosis.” Patients can, and do, recover from mental health illness and addiction. Beachway believes in addressing both issues with multi-modal therapies that are customized to the individual. In a retreat setting, patients can escape their toxic environment and focus on dual diagnosis addiction treatment.

Why Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Critical?

When mental health issues are pitted as a root cause of addiction rather than treated as part of a dual diagnosis program, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or bipolar disorder can feel trapped by their mental health issue(s). They want to recover from an addiction, but their mental health disease becomes a justification — and this mindset can bond a person to their addiction. They ask themselves, “why even try to get better if my anxiety will only drive me back to substances?” With this mindset, the addiction recovery process can feel like a hopeless, empty promise.

How Beachway’s Dual Diagnosis Program Works

Beachway therapy programs are designed to challenge that mindset. Our specialists know, from many successful treatments over many years, that mental health issues can be effectively treated.

We take a progressive approach, combining a range of therapies to accommodate each patient’s individual needs. If you’re struggling with mental health issues and addiction, it is critical to access a dual diagnosis rehab program that takes into consideration the impact of both and treats the diseases in concert.

  •  Depression
  •  Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Drug addiction
  • Gambling
  • Sex addiction

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Why Do Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Occur Together?

Studies show that substance abuse and mental illness can be linked to a common root cause. Social, biological, and environmental factors cause a break in healthy brain development. For some patients, mental health illness may drive them to seek drugs or alcohol to find pleasure. Others may find that an addiction may trigger a mental health issue such as depression, and therefore feed a dependence on substances. The addiction fills a gap. By addressing mental health and then substance abuse at Beachway, patients can truly break free from their rollercoaster of psychological and physical ups and downs.

When mental health issues and substance abuse issues occur together, they are best treated together.

Beachway’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment — A Customized Approach

Beachway’s dual diagnosis treatment center provides a holistic approach to treatment that takes into account the unique circumstances, inclinations, and needs of each individual. Multiple aspects of a person’s life lead to dual diagnosis and, in turn, are subsequently impacted by it. Common examples of an underlying dual diagnosis include personal histories of trauma, grief, or loss. By assessing the person as a whole, along with their unique needs, Beachway specialists can create an ethical, competent, and effective individual care program.

One-to-one counseling is available, as well as group counseling. One-to-one therapy is an opportunity to work with professionals who are at the cutting edge of the field of dual diagnosis treatment, where patients receive unconditional support and sound guidance. In group counseling, individuals receive support and understanding from their peers. The group process is an opportunity to recognize and share common challenges faced by those that struggle with a dual diagnosis and to give and receive non-judgmental support and reflection.

Respecting The Individual — Beachway’s Dual Diagnosis Program In Florida

At Beachway’s inpatient campus, we provide a holistic approach to treatment. Located along Florida’s sunny coast, our therapy center offers patients comfortable accommodations and high-end amenities. It is an escape from toxic environments, where healing is the sole focus.

Dual diagnosis involves uncovering the aspects of a person’s life that led to mental health and substance abuse issues. These aspects may include trauma, a lack of resources and support, oppression, spiritual crisis, loss of a loved one, or something else. Beachway digs deeper to address how drugs, alcohol, and medications have impacted the patient and their family.

You Have the Right to Choose Your Own Care

We do not expect every patient to respond equally to the same methods of therapy. That is why we create individualized programs for every client. We tailor services to each person’s needs and preferences. We place limits on our facility enrollment to ensure patients have uncompromised access to therapy teams, and we hand-select therapists for every individual. Groups are intimate, but our retreat-like campus and considerate staff enable and respect privacy.

Do you feel isolated and alone? Addiction and mental health issues can leave us in that place, but group therapy sessions can restore a sense of community and provide fellowship. At Beachway, you’re in a place where people understand your struggles. You can walk together toward recovery, guided by an experienced therapist who connects with each individual and with the group a whole.

Recovering from dual diagnoses requires teasing out the complex relationship between the brain and substances, and understanding what’s triggering mental illness and addiction. Heal from traumatic experiences or grief. Recover from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or PTSD. Address addiction head-on. Our therapists are carefully matched to each individual so they can build a trusting relationship and guide you toward complete recovery.

Beachway addresses the whole person, and that includes helping families heal together. Family therapy helps mend relationships with relatives and begins fostering a support network so you can recover for life.

Beachway cares for the whole person. We offer equine, music, art and psychodrama therapy, along with optional faith-based drug and alcohol programs. We provide recreational outings such as deep-sea fishing, and trips to the beach, movies and other activities to help you re-establish sober ways to get out and enjoy life. Full spa services allow you to indulge in relaxation and restore the body and mind during your stay here.

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How Can I Get More Information and Reserve My Place?

When a patient is ready to start dual diagnosis treatment at one of the addiction treatment centers in Florida, contact us anytime, 24/7. For more information on the best dual diagnosis rehab in Florida, contact us or call 877-709-6030 and speak to someone on our addiction helpline today. Find information about our alcohol rehab program here.

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Raising Standards for Rehabilitation

Beachway ranks in the top 1% of addiction treatment facilities in the country. That’s because we’re focused on providing the highest standard of substance abuse treatment. Our commitment to delivering quality and meeting rigorous standards is acknowledged by a Joint Commission independent review.

beachway is A rated with bbb    best rehab in florida with joint commission accreditation    best rehab center on consumer affairs          beachway is a member of the national association of addiction treatment providers


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