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Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders for Orlando Residents
Many people mistakenly believe that by taking drugs or drinking alcohol, they can numb or reduce the negative feelings and emotions they may experience on any given day. The reality is that while these substances can help you to forget how you feel for some time, when those feelings of depression or anxiety begin to creep back into your thinking, you may find yourself feeling worse than you did before you started to use that substance. As a result, you will begin to use more of that substance to compensate. There is a better way of managing your mental health struggles and tackling your addiction. When you come to Legacy Healing Center, we can assess you for a co-occurring disorder and put you on track to receive dual diagnosis treatment that will help you overcome your addiction and address your mental health disorders once and for all.
Why You Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment
It’s important to understand that there are several factors associated with dual diagnosis treatment. For your overall well-being and to maintain your sobriety, you must address both your mental health and your addiction in tandem. Throughout your treatment, you will learn more about the root cause of your addiction and what you need to do to address this trigger point in your life so it no longer negatively impacts you going forward.
Common Co-Occurring Disorders
There are many examples of co-occurring disorders. A co-occurring disorder is a mental health condition combined with that of a drug or alcohol addiction. A few examples of mental health disorders that can exacerbate an addiction include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
If you are struggling with a mental health disorder and you don’t see it on the above list, that doesn’t mean that you aren’t a suitable candidate for dual diagnosis treatment. We still recommend that you take the time to reach out to us to help you put together a treatment plan that will help restore your sanity to your life.
The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis
While the premise of having a co-occurring disorder may be scary or challenging to comprehend, there are tremendous benefits associated with developing a dual diagnosis treatment plan. Here are some examples:
Relapse is a serious concern among any person that has struggled with addiction. Even when you have years of sobriety, it’s always possible that you may fall back into the trap of addiction at any given time. This possibility is increased when you combine addiction with a mental health disorder. When you take the time to address both your addiction and any underlying mental health issues, you decrease the chance of relapse.
In most cases, if you’re struggling with a mental health condition, you will need some type of medication, particularly at the beginning of your treatment journey, to help you to manage it. Working closely with a trained addiction therapist can help you find the perfect balance of medication that will help you remain focused on the goals you have for yourself and your sobriety.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Legacy Healing Center
Legacy Healing Center focuses on providing Orlando residents with access to top-rated dual diagnosis treatment. We believe that our team must take a personalized approach to addiction treatment, so every person that comes to our facility receives the type of care they need to maintain their sobriety for the rest of their lives. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of participating in this type of treatment plan, please reach out to us today at 888.534.2295.
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