Mental illness and addiction are two of the most common health concerns affecting the U.S. population. Unfortunately, experiencing these two concerns at the same time is not rare. In 2014, over 20 million American adults reported having a substance use disorder. Of this population, half also had a mental illness. This is referred to as a co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnosis. When someone has an addiction along with a mental health concern, it is vital that they receive treatment for both issues at once. BRC Recovery specializes in care for the treatment resistant, including dual diagnosis clients.
The two components of dual diagnosis may influence one another, and either may develop first. It is possible for those with mental illness to begin using substances in an effort to cope with or dull their symptoms. However, research shows that drug use actually worsens the symptoms of mental illness over time. As this occurs, addiction can also deepen over time. This creates a vicious cycle in which both problems become overwhelming, which is when professional intervention becomes necessary.
BRC Recovery offers proven psychological treatment for a wide variety of mental health concerns. The below list is not exhaustive and covers just a few of BRC’s areas of expertise in the field of dual diagnosis. Our clinical team is able to tailor treatment to your needs – if you do not see your diagnosis listed below, please call and we can discuss the treatment plan that is right for you.
BRC Recovery’s team of clinicians utilizes several different modalities depending on each client’s needs and substance use history. As stated above, this list is not exhaustive. For dual diagnosis clients, BRC also employs therapeutic approaches not listed here; we combine and tailor these to fit each client.
BRC Recovery’s evidence-based curriculum and experienced staff work together to craft individualized therapy plans to meet each client’s unique needs. If you’re struggling with mental illness and addiction, you’re not alone. Contact our recovery specialists at 1-866-905-4550 to learn more.