It is very common for people dealing with substance abuse to also have symptoms of one or more other behavioral health disorders. These often include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and many others. According to national surveys, this is true for about 40 percent of all people who have substance abuse issues.
This is situation is referred to as dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders or comorbidity. There are several important factors in these situations involving the nature in which these symptoms and behaviors are present. For example, sometimes it is difficult to tell if they are really disorders or natural byproducts of using drugs and alcohol. Many professionals have found that one or more of the symptoms can resolved once people are able to maintain sobriety. On the other hand, other people are unable to maintain sobriety unless their other diagnoses are treated.
How does Centered Recovery work with dual-diagnosis clients?
Centered Recovery is a collaborative treatment program, where we work with other health practitioners in the behavioral and medical fields to ensure that our clients receive the care they need. For example, when someone needs additional treatment for diabetes or high blood pressure, then we ensure that their primary care physician is attending to those medical needs while we work with their substance abuse. The same goes if someone has a particular such as major depressive disorder, we will ensure they are receiving the treatment they need through their psychiatrist or personal psychologist.
So, even though we don’t specifically treat the dual diagnosis, people seeing us do get their co-occurring disorders addressed through our collaborative efforts with other behavioral health professionals.
If you have a question about our program or are in need of help, contact us today at 1-800-556-2866.