Today’s addiction therapy specialists realize that addiction does not exist in a bubble. Childhood trauma, prolonged stress, and co-occurring mood disorders contribute to addiction. Dual diagnosis is the most comprehensive, integrative treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. With dual diagnosis, clients experience fewer addiction triggers and a better understanding of their health, behavior, and wellbeing.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with addiction and mental health, call Northpoint Recovery today. At Northpoint Recovery, we understand the relationship between addiction and mental health. Learn more about our inpatient dual diagnosis programs in Idaho now. Call us at 208.486.0130 to get started.
What Is Dual Diagnosis For Addiction Recovery?
When a therapist treats a client for dual diagnosis, they diagnose and recognize a client is living with addiction and at least one co-occurring disorder. Current research says at least half the people in the US struggling with a mental health disorder also struggle with addiction. This means co-occurring disorders are very common. Unfortunately, many people living with co-occurring disorders lack the mental health support they need. Some are undiagnosed, while others are misdiagnosed. More often than not, co-occurring disorders like ADHD, bipolar disorder, and anxiety lead to self-medicating with drugs and alcohol and addiction.
Dual diagnosis focuses on the complexity of addiction and its causes. It recognizes each client’s addiction and mental health as their own. At Northpoint Recovery, we assess and treat clients as whole people rather than their addiction or mental health disorder.
Signs and Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders
Dual Diagnosis is often referred to as co-occurring disorder. Sometimes these are mood disorders. Other times they include process addiction or OCD. Co-occurring disorders treated with dual diagnosis include:
- Eating disorders
- Process addiction
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Bipolar disorder
Many people enter addiction treatment without knowing they have co-occurring disorders. Some common symptoms of co-occurring disorders include:
- Trouble concentrating
- Poor hygiene
- Drug-seeking behavior
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks
- Feeling on edge
- Body dysmorphia
- Difficulty managing day-to-day life
- Intense sadness
- Changes in eating habits
- Changes in sleep habits
- Suicidal ideation
- Low-stress tolerance
Diagnosing and treating mood disorders is a complex process. At Northpoint Recovery, we’re ready to help clients unpack, understand, and treat co-occurring disorders for long-lasting recovery. Our therapists specialize in addiction and mood disorders for holistic, comprehensive recovery.
Is Dual Diagnosis Right For Me?
Dual diagnosis may be right for you if:
- You’ve tried rehab before without success.
- You suspect you have a co-occurring disorder.
- You’re looking for comprehensive treatment.
- You want to understand your mental health, thoughts, and habits.
- You want to improve your emotional resilience.
- You struggle with stress management.
- You’ve used drugs or alcohol for a long time to help your mood.
- You feel out of control when it comes to your mood and behavior.
These are just a few signs dual diagnosis can help you or a loved one with addiction recovery.
Start Integrative Dual Diagnosis for Addiction Recovery Today in Idaho
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and mental health, you may benefit from a dual diagnosis. Call Northpoint Recovery today to learn about the benefits of dual diagnosis for integrative addiction treatment. Our programs across Idaho provide comprehensive treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. Our individual, group, and family therapy or treatment programs balance addiction therapy with medically assisted detox and nutrition.
Call Northpoint Recovery Now to Learn More About Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual diagnosis might be the missing piece to your addiction recovery. Call us now at 208.486.0130 to learn how dual diagnosis addiction treatment at Northpoint Recovery can help you.