What Is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis, sometimes referred to as co-occurring disorder, occurs when someone experiences a mental health condition along with substance addiction or abuse. When mental health conditions such as major depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, and schizophrenia are not treated, many turn to alcohol or drugs as a way to ‘self-medicate’. This combination can drastically impact relationships, work performance, and daily life.
Research indicates that receiving treatment for both of these issues at the same time can be most effective. At Red Top Wellness Center, we offer a comprehensive residential treatment program in Georgia for those suffering from a dual diagnosis. Each of our treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs and are implemented in our safe and nurturing environment.
The nature of co-occurring disorders means that a variety of symptoms can be exhibited at the same time and will vary depending on the mental health condition. However, there are certain behavioral, physical, or cognitive signs that might indicate that someone is suffering from co-occurring disorder.
- Erratic behavior
- Using alcohol or drugs to deal with emotions—such as anger or sadness
- Drastic changes in personality
- Insomnia or hypersomnia
- Changes in weight
- An inability to focus or periods of confusion or disorientation
- Dramatic mood swings
- Self-harming behaviors
Because people who experience co-occurring disorders might not recognize the damage being caused to their lives and relationships, it can fall on families and loved ones to help. No one can force someone to seek care, so if you are concerned about a loved one, reach out to our team. Our specialists will walk you through examples of our programs and give you all the information needed, so you can approach your loved one with sensitivity, care, and the resources needed for them to get the help they need.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders at Red Top Wellness Center
At Red Top Wellness Center, our dual diagnosis program is tailored to treat patients who are experiencing a substance misuse issue while also diagnosed with either a mood, personality, or thought disorder. We offer a combination of clinical modalities, therapies, and medication management treatments for a truly holistic experience. While every treatment plan is individually crafted, your program might include:
- Group therapy and family therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Red Light therapy
- Individual therapy
- Biosound therapy
We are not a detox facility and instead, we strive to provide comprehensive care and coping strategies for your mental health condition and substance misuse, so you have the tools and resources needed to live a full life when you leave our space.