Dual Diagnosis

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.

Mental Illness and Addiction

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.

Co-Occurring Disorders Treated

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.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder (I and II)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • PTSD

Therapeutic Approaches

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.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodrama
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Programming
  • Robust Alumni Resources
  • 24-Hour Medical and Psychiatric Care
  • Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team
  • Neuropsychological Testing
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Comprehensive Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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.

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