Dual Diagnosis refers to someone suffering from both a drug or alcohol addiction and a co-occurring mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or depression. These conditions co-exist as much as 90% of the time in people who seek treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. Both the mental health issue and the addiction have their own unique symptoms that may get in the way of someone's ability to function, handle life's difficulties, and relate to others. We treat many patients with co-occurring disorders such as bi-polar disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, as well as many others. A co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis requires a specialized type of treatment in order to treat both of these diseases of the brain. At Serenity Acres our treatment includes traditional and holistic therapies that will allow each patient to find multiple ways to cope with their unique needs and challenges and to go on to live a full and healthy life.
Dual diagnosis therapy is available for our patients who have a co-occurring mental disorder along with their addiction issues. Serenity Acres has an excellent relationship with many leading dual diagnosis professionals and provides treatment with those professionals to our patients who have a dual diagnosis. Both the mental health issue and the addiction have their own unique symptoms that may get in the way of someone’s ability to function, handle life’s difficulties, and relate to others. Complicating the situation, the two problems affect each other and interact. When a mental health problem goes untreated, the substance abuse problem usually gets worse as well. And when alcohol or drug abuse increases, mental health problems usually increase too. Our goal is to treat both disorders, get to the root of which disorder is causing which turmoil within the addict’s life, and then provide effective treatment for both disorders. Learn more about dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders.