What Is Dual Diagnosis (aka Co-Occurring Disorders)?
Those who are afflicted by a mental health disorder often turn to substances like drugs and alcohol to either cope with their pain or because the substance temporarily alleviates the symptoms of the mental illness. In fact, research suggests that more than half of those struggling with addiction also have a co-occurring mental disorder.
Understanding whether someone’s addiction is due to a mental illness or some other cause is critical, because it greatly affects the type of treatment a person needs.
At Reflections Recovery Center, our admissions screening and intake processes help us understand the unique needs of every person so that we can make sure they get the appropriate treatment, and our staff is highly qualified to serve dual diagnosis clients.