Co-occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment

In the United Kingdom, one in six adults are subject to a common mental health disorder. Contributing to this, more than half a million adults are dependent on alcohol, and at least a quarter of a million adults are dependent on drugs.

Co-occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment

Unfortunately, substance addictions and mental health disorders often come hand-in-hand.  Much research has determined that up to 86% of people that struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol also experience a mental health disorder.

When an individual concurrently encounters an addiction and mental health disorder, co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment is paramount.

Although many understand that it is virtually impossible to overcome a co-occurring disorder without treatment, it is reported that only 12% of those affected by a co-occurring disorder secure the treatment they need.

 

Determining If You Require Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment

Determining if you need co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment can be somewhat tricky.

However, if you are aware that an addiction or mental health disorder is impairing the quality of your life, you may find that you experience several symptoms that will ultimately signal that co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment is required.

To assist you as you look to ascertain if you are a victim of a co-occurring disorder, we have outlined the most common symptoms that come hand-in-hand with co-occurring disorders below.

  • Heightened levels of anxiety
  • Feeling paranoid
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Changes in your physical appearance
  • Cravings for drugs or alcohol
  • Consuming large quantities of drugs or alcohol
  • Relying on drugs or alcohol
  • Persistent headaches
  • Nausea

If a co-occurring disorder is present in your life, you will also likely turn to substances to alleviate any pessimistic thoughts and feelings that you encounter as a result of a mental health disorder. You may also consume substance to diminish stress.

Should you experience any of the symptoms noted above, we would encourage you to contact us to secure co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment.

 

Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment

If you have experienced any of the symptoms outlined above, you may have come to appreciate that it is highly likely that you require co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment.  As a result, you will probably want to ascertain what treatment you may be offered should you attend our drug and alcohol rehab.

At Asana Lodge, we offer personalised treatment programmes to each individual that enters our centre.  This means that the co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment you receive will be bespoke to your personal needs.  Many of the treatments incorporated into our programmes focus on restoring the body and mind.  This will ensure that you are able to make a long-term recovery.

Should you enter our residential rehab for co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment, you will first undergo a medically induced detoxification.

Upon completing detoxification, you will encounter a wealth of therapies that will cater to both your addiction and mental health disorder.  Essentially, therapy will help you determine the cause of your addiction.

In turn, you will come to understand how you can avoid any triggers and mitigate your risk of relapse.  Therapy will also help you learn how to manage your mental health disorder by encouraging you to change your perception of specific issues.

Following detoxification and rehabilitation, when you are ready to leave our rehab, we will offer you 12-months of free aftercare support.  This will assist you as you continue to recover at home.

 

Secure Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment At Our Residential Rehab Today

If you sadly find yourself living with both an addiction and mental health disorder, you must secure co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment as soon as possible.

At Asana Lodge, we can provide you with the lifesaving treatment you need for your co-occurring disorder at our residential rehab in Towcester.

Should you find yourself ready to regain control of your life, please call us today.

Our admissions team is on hand to listen to your requirements and answer any questions you may have surrounding co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment.

 

Sources

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-most-common-mental-health-problems

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/fact-sheets/alcohol-statistics

How many people are addicted?

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/625809/Co-occurring_mental_health_and_alcohol_drug_use_conditions.pdf

 

Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Co-Occurring Disorders?

In many instances, addictions to drugs and alcohol give way to mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety due to the ramifications that substance abuse has on the brain and cognitive function. In other instances, drug and alcohol addictions arise as a result of mental health disorders. Individual’s with a pre-existing mental health disorder are unfortunately at greater risk of developing a substance addiction as they will consume drugs or alcohol to alleviate and mitigate the severity of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or bipolar disorder.

How Does Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Differ To Addiction Treatment?

Co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment significantly differs from addiction treatment as addiction treatment focuses solely on treating a drug or alcohol addiction. Unlike addiction treatment, co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment enables an individual to simultaneously seek treatment for an addiction and mental health disorder.

Why Is Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Important?

When a co-occurring disorder is present in an individual’s life, it is vital that treatment is sought as addictions and mental health disorders combined can significantly reduce the overall quality of life. Regrettably, when co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment is not sought, co-occurring disorders take the lives of thousands of people every single year in the United Kingdom.

What Are The Different Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Options?

As touched on above, at Asana Lodge, we focus on restoring the body and mind through the employment of various industry-leading treatments. Typically, co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment consists of a medically induced detoxification, one-to-one counselling, psychotherapy, well-being therapy and aftercare support. As all of our treatment programmes are tailored to the needs of those that require co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment, we would encourage you to contact us to find out more about the treatment you may be provided should you attend our rehab.