Did you know that nearly half of those living with addiction also have a co-occurring disorder? Today’s studies show that addiction does not exist in a vacuum. People every day are affected by prolonged stress, trauma, and undiagnosed mood disorders. The most successful approach to addiction recovery is a dual diagnosis, treating both addiction and co-occurring disorders at the same time.
Do you have a mood disorder or suspect a loved one is suffering from co-occurring disorders? Northpoint Nebraska is here to help. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, our clinic offers comprehensive inpatient addiction treatment programs for dual diagnosis treatment. Get your free assessment today by calling us at 402.698.3475.
What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
Many symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction and certain mental health conditions are quite similar, making it challenging to identify a co-occurring disorder. This complexity often leads to mental health conditions being overlooked and dismissed as mere symptoms of a substance use disorder. However, at our facility, we prioritize a thorough mental health analysis once our patients have stopped using drugs or alcohol.
It’s important to recognize that for many individuals living with addiction, substance abuse initially serves as a method of self-soothing. Drugs and alcohol provide temporary relief from emotional and physical pain, acting as a dampener for psychological distress. Unfortunately, mood disorders are frequently misdiagnosed or go completely undiagnosed. The lack of mental health support, continued stress, and genetic factors all contribute to the intricate relationship between addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Numerous studies have indicated that by effectively addressing co-occurring disorders, symptoms associated with addiction such as drug cravings, compulsive behavior, and anger rumination can be significantly reduced. By providing comprehensive treatment that addresses both addiction and mental health, we strive to improve the overall well-being and long-term recovery of our patients.
Common Co-Occurring Disorders and the Connection to Addiction
The mental health problems that commonly co-occur with substance abuse include depression, bipolar disorder, and various anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Additionally, other mental health conditions are closely related to substance addiction, such as:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Specific phobias
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Autism spectrum disorder
Despite the challenges, it is important to remember that it is possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life that is not dependent on drugs or alcohol. By seeking support and implementing healthy coping mechanisms, individuals can work towards recovery and overall well-being.
Our Approach to Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Unfortunately, mood disorders can be hard to identify and treat. Many people don’t seek or receive the mental health support they need because of stigmas, access, and affordability. At Northpoint Nebraska, we put dual diagnosis treatment at the forefront of our recovery programs. In one-on-one sessions, our patients receive the assessment and treatment they need for co-occurring disorders.
Individuals with co-occurring disorders have a better chance of recovering from both disorders when they receive mental health and substance abuse treatment in an integrated fashion from the same practitioner.
How does our approach to treatment work?
- We address both the substance abuse and mental health problems
- Our patients share in the decision-making process and are actively involved in setting personal recovery goals
- Treatment includes education about your disorder and related problems
- We teach coping skills, and strategies to help minimize substance abuse, repair, and strengthen your relationships, and cope with stressors, and challenges
With inpatient dual diagnosis treatment programs, we provide access to comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy. This leading evidence-based therapy for addiction treatment helps patients manage both mood disorders and addiction. CBT focuses on helping patients re-pattern emotions and behaviors for overall health. Patients work with therapists for weeks or months to understand their habits and change them. CBT is the leading therapy for addiction recovery and co-occurring disorders because of its individualized care and success rate.
Our individualized programs provide patients with the level of support that fits their needs and lifestyle. With our inpatient treatment program, Northpoint Nebraska is here for you.
Reach Out to Our Team Today
Unfortunately, mood disorders go undiagnosed every day. Northpoint Nebraska is ready to help our patients receive the care and support they need for mental wellness and addiction recovery. Our clinic provides one-on-one care, private rooms, an on-site gym, and comprehensive 12-step programs. At Northpoint Nebraska, we believe in compassionate, individualized care to help the people of Nebraska regain control of their lives.
Need more information on co-occurring disorders and addiction recovery? Call us now at 402.698.3475 for more information and a free assessment.