Co-Occuring/Dual Diagnosis

While evaluating people for substance abuse issues, addiction specialists may detect psychological, emotional, or behavioral symptoms that do not fir the substance abuse profile. When this happens, they are likely referred to a mental health expert who is trained to diagnose mental health conditions. Should the person be diagnosed with a mood, anxiety, or personality disorder in addition to their substance use disorder, this is called dual diagnosis.

Over time, the lack of treatment for once condition can exacerbate the other. At Transformations, we provide individualized treatment for these clients that address each condition simultaneously.

Our dual diagnosis service provides help to our clients in the following areas:

  • Education on coping skills for managing mental health disorders
  • Resolution of underlying issues which contribute to dual diagnosis
  • Relapse prevention techniques for substance abuse
  • Medication management
  • Mood stabilization and continued monitoring by licensed physicians
  • Counseling with family and loved ones about dual diagnosis

If you or a loved one are dealing with dual diagnosis, it’s imperative to understand the importance of mental health medications and the risks of stopping those medications without consulting your psychiatrist first. A dual diagnosis facility, like Transformations, helps high-risk individuals on the road to recovery.