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.
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Drug addiction
- Sex addiction