Dual Diagnosis

Mental health is undeniably linked to substance abuse. According to a recent study, over 4 million people with a mental health disorder had a co-occurring substance abuse problem last year. Unfortunately, over 50% of people diagnosed with co-occurring conditions did not receive the proper psychotherapeutic care. We cannot emphasize how important it is to receive care for both at the same time— you cannot cure one without treating the other. At Veritas Detox, we take a dual diagnosis approach to substance abuse treatment.

How We Diagnose Mental Health Disorders

Upon arrival, you’ll undergo a complete psychological assessment. Once we have a strong picture of your mental health, we can design a treatment protocol that we’ll follow during your stay. Throughout your stay, you’ll have one-on-one sessions with a licensed psychiatrist to gain a better understanding of the root cause of your addiction. If a mental health disorder is influencing your substance abuse, we’ll apply the proper psychotherapeutic treatment. Some of the common mental health disorders we encounter are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • ADHD

Mental health conditions push people into substance abuse, just as substance abuse can create mental health conditions. The overuse of drugs and alcohol can negatively alter the brain’s chemical balance, which further worsens your mental health and launches you into a loop of self-destructive behavior.

How We Treat Mental Health Conditions

We treat co-occurring conditions pragmatically through modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

We take a psychodynamic approach that addresses your own needs and your own mental health condition. You’ll sit with your assigned psychiatrist twice per week to work out your issues. Therapy will give you insight into what’s pushing you into addiction, and it’ll give you the tools to problem-solve and avoid these pitfalls in the future.

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