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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

Many individuals detected with the SUD (substance use disorder) also experience a co-occurring behavioral disorder and mental health. This is often referred to as a dual diagnosis. People experiencing this mental problem need an integrated therapy strategy that treats both issues as interrelated mental disorders. According to NSDUH, forty-five percent of individuals addicted to the drug have a co-occurring psychological problem. To fully stand the best opportunities of successfully obtaining the healthy and fulfilling lifestyle you deserve, seek a therapy plan for mental health or co-occurring behavioral disorder and addiction.

The common mental disorders associated with drug and substance abuse:

Bipolar disorder

Nearly half of the individuals with the bipolar problem also suffer from addiction. Just like any other mental disorder, it can be tricky to medicate by yourself. Alcohol and drugs offer a source of temporary free-zone from manic episodes and emotional circumstances for individuals with bipolar.

Eating chaos

The eating chaos mostly stems from severe feelings of lowliness. Substances that overwhelm appetite are mainly common amongst individuals with this chaos.

Attention-deficit disorder

Individuals suffering from this disorder may be more prone to abuse constituents as a plan of coping with their signs. Most individuals are recommended drugs to deal with their disorder, which can be a behavior-developing and cause a toxic trend of drug and substance abuse.


Around one in ten adults in the USA have been reported to be suffering from anxiety and depression. Most individuals diagnosed with anxiety attempt to self-medicate with alcohol and drugs. This surely worsens the situation. The crash after getting high may be overwhelming for those with a pre-existing tragic situation.

Why Clean Slate Sober Living treats co-occurring disorders differently

According to statistics, nearly forty-five percent of individuals in the USA suffer from dual diagnosis. Individuals diagnosed with a psychological problem are about two times the general populace to experience a SUD. Equally, people who regularly use alcohol or drugs are likely to get mental health or co-occurring behavioral disorder. Although it is largely accepted that psychological health disorder can cause a drug and substance addiction, experts are revealing what causes the two situations to happen simultaneously.

Some of the overlapping factors that can aggravate a SUD or mental health problem include:

Brain responses: Drugs and substances can elicit signs that mimic a psychological problem. For instance, excessive use of marijuana can lead to a rise to phobia in some people, which is a serious psychological health problem that makes individuals lose touch with realism.

Triggers in the atmosphere: Persistent anxiety, traumatic events, and chronic stress can kick start mental disorders or addiction.

Although some individuals develop an obsession with alcohol or drugs before being detected with a psychological problem, others become obsessed after acquiring a psychological disorder. However, whichever occurred first, it is crucial to find a detailed therapy plan that targets both issues concurrently, instead of a therapy that cures them separately. If you are experiencing dual diagnosis, the best therapy plan is in the Clean Slate Sober Living rehabilitation center's safe and structured environment.

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