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Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Co Occurring DisordersDid 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 disorders are quite similar, so identifying a co-occurring disorder can be complicated. For this reason, it’s quite common for the mental health disorder to go undetected and dismissed as just symptoms of the substance use disorder. We conduct a thorough mental health analysis once our patients have stopped using drugs or alcohol.

For many people living with addiction, substance abuse can begin as a method of self-soothing. Drugs and alcohol provide an emotional and physical dampening of psychological pain. Unfortunately, mood disorders are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed completely. A lack of mental health support continued stress, and genetic factors all play into the relationship between addiction and co-occurring disorders. Studies show that by properly treating co-occurring disorders, addiction symptoms like drug cravings, compulsive behavior, and anger rumination decrease.

Common Co-Occurring Disorders and the Connection to Addiction

The mental health problems that most commonly co-occur with substance abuse are depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Other mental health conditions related to substance addiction are:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Autism

It’s possible to live a happy and fulfilling life that doesn’t depend on drugs or alcohol.

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 problem
  • 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.