Co-occurring Disorders Treatment Important For Recovery

shutterstock_106662809Substance abuse is a complex problem, often intensified by other underlying disorders. These disorders are considered “co-occurring disorders,” as they occur along with substance dependence. They are also considered a “dual diagnosis.” In such cases, co-occurring disorders treatment is essential for successful recovery. Some common co-occurring disorders include:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Other, less common dual diagnoses that are addressed in our comprehensive program are Personality Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Panic Disorder, Mood Disorders, and Conduct Disorders. New Objectives offers a comprehensive, dual-diagnosis program where our highly trained staff help clients address these co-occurring disorders and how it has contributed to their substance abuse. Our goal in treatment for co-occurring disorders and substance abuse is to help clients become more aware of the ways their underlying issues have perpetuated their addiction, educate them on how to manage their co-occurring disorder in healthy ways and to provide services that will aid the client in returning to being a functional adult in recovery.

Research has shown that co-occurring disorders treatment in conjunction with substance dependence treatment provides the best possible chances of recovery without relapse. New Objectives follows this evidence-based model. Clients in co-occurring disorders treatment complete a thorough assessment process with our psychiatrist, medical staff, and primary therapist to recognize their symptoms. This cohesive method allows us to help clients devise a personalized treatment plan based on their needs.

Varied Therapies Treat Co-Occurring Disorders And Substance Abuse

We consider many factors when we treat clients with co-occurring disorders and substance abuse. Often times, people begin to abuse alcohol or drugs because they are seeking relief from their emotions, such as escaping from their anger, pain, depression, or anxiety. Other times, they abuse alcohol or drugs to avoid facing relationship problems, stress, employment issues or legal charges. Alcohol and drugs numb these feelings, giving a temporary sense of well-being. In reality, people who self-medicate to cope with emotions end up making their situations worse. When alcohol and drug use progresses into dependence and addiction, underlying issues get buried deeper and deeper. At New Objectives, our co-occurring disorders treatment helps the client address these issues in order to eliminate its influence on drug addiction.

The staff at New Objectives provides a variety of therapies to help people who have dual diagnoses. The therapists at New Objectives are trained in the latest, most efficient therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavioral, Trauma Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychoanalytical, Motivational Interviewing, Developmental Therapy, Personality Theories and Social Psychology. In addition to traditional and time-proven 12-step programs, New Objectives adds other group and individual therapies to serve each client. Our physicians can also prescribe and monitor medications to stabilize mood and behavior, as needed.

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Adjusted As Needs Change

From the initial assessment through completion of co-occurring disorders treatment, New Objectives uses evidence-based approaches to address each client’s needs and adjusts the approaches throughout the treatment process accordingly as these needs change. All of our evidence-based techniques and recommendations help clients lead a new life in recovery from co-occurring disorders and substance abuse. Please contact New Objectives today to discuss how our dual diagnosis program can help you or your loved one.

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